Startup in loop

  Scubaman 16:53 23 Feb 2010

I have jsut started my spare comp and it seem to be stuck in a loop. It worked fine before I shut it down 4 weeks ago. The post screen starts and lists the drives, 2 HDD and 2 CDR's. When the next screen appears and Scan Devices appears it does no list any drives. I then get the option to start in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking etc but when I select any of these the screen fills with 'multi(0)disk(0)disk(0)partition1\WINDOWS\System32\........' over a page of this message with different endings. I am running XP. After several attempts it just freezes on the Windows screen.

  james105051 17:01 23 Feb 2010

Use tge Recovery Console

click here for instructions on the FixBoot and FixMBR commands.

  Scubaman 17:14 23 Feb 2010

Hi james, tried that but I have an upgrade from 98SE to XP disc and it won't work.

  james105051 17:18 23 Feb 2010
  Scubaman 18:19 24 Feb 2010

No luck, I just formatted and started again. Nothing stored on the comp C drive so nothing lost.

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