WinXP PC Reboots During Loading

  [DELETED] 13:59 22 Sep 2003

Even occurs in Safe Mode.

After a virus infection from Swen and Nachi (now cleaned from Hard Drive using my PC) i have an XP PC that won't boot.

Last Known Good, Safe Mode and Normal boot all result in Windows rebooting after the green scroler.....

I've put the Windows XP CD is to do a repair and it comes up with...

This cpmouter is already in the process of being upgraded to Microsoft Windows. Wjhat do you want to do?

Continue with Upgrade? Tried that it fail adn said contact Administarator.

Cancle and Install new version of Windows? I DON'T want to loose the work on here.

or Exit...

What going on??

And how can i get the PC to boot to Windows again??

  [DELETED] 14:08 22 Sep 2003

would the following idea/info help?

If safe mode is not an option then since you can boot part of the way it may be an idea to use the WinXP recovery console. To start the Windows Recovery Console, use any of the following methods: Start your computer by using the Windows Setup floppy disks or the Windows CD-ROM. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press F10 or press R to repair, and start the Windows Recovery Console.

Check out click here.
Once at the recovery console you can use the following commands to help fix the problem.

BOOTCFG /Rebuild : this rebuilds the xp boot configuration.

CHKDSK drive /p /r :The chkdsk command checks the specified drive and, if necessary, repairs or recovers the drive. The command also marks bad sectors and recovers readable information.

FIXBOOT drive name:Use this command to write the new Windows boot sector code on the system partition. In the command syntax, drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written. This command fixes damage in the Windows boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition.

FIXMBR device name: Use this command to repair the master boot record (MBR) of the boot partition. In the command syntax, device name is an optional device name that specifies the device that needs a new MBR. Use this command if a virus has damaged the MBR and Windows cannot start. You can obtain the device name from the output of the map command. If you do not specify a device name, the MBR of the boot device is repaired, for example: fixmbr \device\harddisk2. If FIXMBR detects an invalid or non-standard partition table signature, FIXMBR prompts you for permission before rewriting the MBR. FIXMBR is supported only on x86-based computers.

  [DELETED] 14:17 22 Sep 2003

Installation Scan was successful...

Its asking me for Load Identifier?

  [DELETED] 14:24 22 Sep 2003

You may have this link already

click here

Had any sign of this?

blue screen telling you that a driver (viaagp1.sys) had failed while loading.

  [DELETED] 14:27 22 Sep 2003

No BSOD No error messages - just reboots.

Ran the Recovery Console. BOOTCFG /Rebuild

Now have two entries when starting up Windows.

Windows XP Home Edition and


neither selections work!!!

Running Chkdisk c:\ /p

  [DELETED] 14:38 22 Sep 2003

Odd one this. The installation is there but i can't get the Recovery Console to use it.

There were several instances of the Nachi and Swen worm on the PC before. The owner states that he got a countdown of 8 minutes and then the PC rebooted. On the next boot it was 7 minutes etc until he got 1 minute and now it won't start up...

  [DELETED] 14:39 22 Sep 2003

hanging around while your working away, :)

You have dicounted a boot virus?

  [DELETED] 14:43 22 Sep 2003

Well the PC had up to date NAV 2002 on it. AVG didn't detect 'owt either....

I'm not sure if I'm using the RC in correct manner though.

I gave it a Load Identifier of 1 - hence the 1 on the menu i now learn.

The Load Options is set to /fastdetect

Removed the CD and hit the reset switch. Neither option worked....

Anything i missed?

  [DELETED] 14:49 22 Sep 2003

Recap of Load Identifier of 1 should relate to.

Recovery Console

When prompted select the option to "repair this installation by pressing r"
next you will be able to hit R (again) to get into the Recovery Console

next it will ask what installation you would like to log on to
just type 1 and hit enter

Supply your admin password

type chkdsk c: /f /r

  [DELETED] 14:54 22 Sep 2003

Not quit sure about your last post.

I've reinserted the CD again and through all the menu so i am back at the DOS Screen where i originally typed bootcfg /rebuild.

What next? If i run bootcfg again won't i end with another entry on the boot menu?

  [DELETED] 14:59 22 Sep 2003

Sorry Yes iam losing the plot with my own replies, i will slow done a bit,and recap my self.

Staying around.

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