acer aspire 5720

June 14, 2009 at 22:16:23
Specs: Windows XP
when i load my laptop it goes to repair over and over any ideas

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June 14, 2009 at 23:14:51
... found this:
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I was able to get out of the endless loop by
running the Repair Console and
using "bootcfg /rebuild" to write a new boot.ini that excluded the
safemode option.

Once that was done, the machine came up and immediately proceeded to
complete the
original Repair Install which had starrted all the trouble.

Again, XP Setup has no warning and fully allows you to *start* an
install or repair install while
in safemode. The trouble happens when the install attempts to re-boot
to finish the install. At that
point you get the error "XP setup cannot run under safemode, and will
re-start now".

Once you are in this loop, you can't turn off safemode, and you cannot
exit the XP install program.

You can , in fact, boot from the set-up disk again and run the
install or repair from scratch, but it will
again fall into the same loop. Also, you can boot the set-up disk and
start the install and then request
to abort the install with F3, but the machine still re-boots and trys
to finish the original install sequence.

So the only way out that I could see was to go in from the repair
console (or something like NTFS4DOS) and
edit boot.ini.
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... source: Groundhog day

... hope this helps!

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may help also:

http://www.bootdisk.com/txtfiles/xp...

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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