XP unreliable boot-up

  foxxxy 21:23 21 Nov 2005
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Recently replaced my MB CPU and RAM. Did an "R" install with XP Pro and everything worked fine - for about 2 weeks. Now, sometimes the machine boots up straight away and other times cycles through FDD CD and HD with no result. Switch off power and re-try (sometimes three or four times) and BINGO everything is fine. No problems once booted up. Any thoughts??

  Diodorus Siculus 21:53 21 Nov 2005

Try the R install again but this time choose to fix the master boot record - at the recovery console prompt type

fixmbr

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