My XP machine (Athlon CPU & Asus mobo) was fine, until I switched it off the other day. Now when powered up, it posts fine but won't boot up to the Win GUI. I can get it into the Safemode menu but when I choose any option (last known good config etc) it simply reboots again. The HDD is spinning up and I can see the HDD from a command prompt, so does the BIOS. It appears to try to boot the system drivers and it's at that point it recycles - suggestions please? - MBR corruption / XP repair ( how do I go about these please?)I have 2 partitions with the primary containing the OS. Many thanks.
It' s turned out that the HDD is faulty, showing bad sectors, but I think it maybe worse than just that, but just as a curve ball also, one of the memory sticks was U/S also. Thanks for everyone's input.
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