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xp boot does not complete

by lvartist / March 18, 2013 6:50 AM PDT

I cannot complete the XP boot sequence. Before I get to the login screen the computer starts a reboot. I tried the orig xp disk using the repair function but the same problem repeats. Same thing with safe mode. Is there something that I can try in the repair console to correct this problem? Other suggestions? Thanks

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2013 6:55 AM PDT

When all boot options fail and the repair fails this points to either a badly corrupted OS or a hardware issue.

At the shop we'll slip in a blank HDD to do a quick XP install if we are getting paid to figure it out.

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Did you try the PARALLEL INSTALL? Link follows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2013 7:53 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.
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have not tried parallel install
by lvartist / March 18, 2013 9:07 AM PDT

I was not aware of such an install. I am currently running a chkdsk /r in the repair console mode. Very slow process. Will then check out your suggestion. Thanks

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chkdsk /r should not be slow.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2013 9:12 AM PDT

While the machine details are not found yet, even my oldest slowest XP machine completes that in under 10 minutes so I would not call that slow.

If it was indeed slow I'd start to wonder if there were issues with this PC.

For example, I often know how hardware savvy folk are by asking about the canned air use. If they ask me what canned air is, we know a lot more about the problem.

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