problems booting up pc

  toonal 16:02 05 Sep 2007

hi i was wondering if someone could help me,
i have a emachines 3220 with the motherboard model intel d834epi. my computer starts up and when the black screen comes on which shows the windows xp logo and the loading bar,after a few seconds the computer retarts and continues in this cycle continously. i have tried everything to reinstalling xp,which states 'failing to read drive R' does anyone have any ideas??ive also replaced the lithium battery on the motherboard and nothing looks out of the ordinary on the bios settings or know how to reset my hard drive or motherboard?

  alan2273 17:53 05 Sep 2007

Have you set the BIOS to CD first boot?.

  toonal 17:59 05 Sep 2007

thanks alan for your post, yeah ive tried everything. i cant understant why it keeps restarting itself on that screen

  VoG II 18:01 05 Sep 2007
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:02 05 Sep 2007

Crashing at the XP logo is usually a corrupt driver problem.

Boot to safe mode (F8 burrig boot up) and uninstal the drivers one at a time until you can start the PC normaly(start with the graphics driver first)

  toonal 19:09 05 Sep 2007

thats just the problem it wont boot up at all in any mode.
i know its driving me crazy and just have no idea where to turn??

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