Major Reboot Loop Problem

May 2, 2010 at 01:01:42
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
Hello.

This morning when i tried to turn the computer on it started to Auto Reboot Loop.
I haven't Downloaded or Installed anything lately, including Hardware.
I am unable to use my windows XP home edition cd to repair my installation of Windows XP due to my CD-ROM being ignored on Start up " Yes i have tried selecting it as primary boot "
I disable reboot on Crash failure and i am getting a 0x00000A (Perimeter 1, 2, 3, 4, "5?") message. the message does not display any hardware faults either.

" Computer Settings "
windows XP Professional 2002
Service Pack 3
Pentuim(R) 4
Cpu - 3.20ghz " Also another random 3.19 ghz, no clue "
Ram - 1.99GB

Also my Registry for HKEY_Local_Machine, System,
has Controlset002,003,004, no 001 so i cannot use the Controlset001, Services, IntelPPM4, Start, change 1 to 4 to fix it either.

Any suggestions are welcome, thank your for reading.

" I don't know a whole deal about computers either"


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#1
May 2, 2010 at 01:32:24
Have you tried safe mode or Last known good configuration?

I don't think your XP Home cd is going to help much with XP Pro.

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#2
May 2, 2010 at 01:47:29
Well, I am currently running through safemode so yeh.
Last known config = No.
And i dno why but ive installed my Windows XP with the Home edition. so no clue,

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#3
May 2, 2010 at 01:59:44
Which OS do you have installed Home or Pro?

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#4
May 2, 2010 at 02:03:24
According to me System Settings, Pro.
yet im not quite sure how this will be to helpful considering i cannot use my CD either way

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#5
May 2, 2010 at 02:03:37
What do you mean by "my CD-ROM being ignored on Start up "? It doesn't show up during the bios post or you can't get it to boot when it says "to boot from cd hit any key"?

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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(='.'=)
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#6
May 2, 2010 at 02:17:35
Also you may look for Services, IntelPPM4, Start, in the other Controlsets. You don't have to have 001 I believe.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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(='.'=)
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#7
May 2, 2010 at 02:25:48
Sorry, Yeh when i select boot from CD-ROM nothing happens, it boots normally as if running from harddrive.

"Lookng after siblings late replies."
Thanx for helping


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#8
May 2, 2010 at 02:45:33
Naa no luck with other Controlsets.
There was Intelppm, it didnt work though.

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#9
May 2, 2010 at 04:06:06
bump
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#10
May 2, 2010 at 12:03:57
Sorry had to run for a bit. Is your keyboard usb or ps2? If it is usb some systems don't pick up usb before windows actually starts. See if you can borrow a ps2 connected keyboard. I have had this problem many times. You see it on the screen all you have to do is hit the bloomin spacebar once. Your pounding on it repeatedly and nothing is happening. Frustraighting!!!! If you can get a ps2 connected keyboard I bet you can use your cd.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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#11
May 2, 2010 at 23:10:07
Sorry, was in bed.
If ps2 is the stupid round plug ones, yes i am using a ps2.
the problem is the keyboard works fine
Get F9 first shot to pick CD-ROM, and Enter works first shot to pick it, just it runs off the harddrive still.
I am really stumped because i was originally planning on reformatting. oh also System Restore = Hopeless, i have some error "System Restore cannot protect your computer, please restart your computer and try again" or something along them lines.

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#12
May 2, 2010 at 23:11:47
I have read all the posts about recent installation of SP2 or SP3 or another hardware driver, but considering ive had this computer with SP3 on the first day and my hardware hasn't been installed or recently updated i am not sure

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#13
May 3, 2010 at 00:00:51
I found this but have never used it. It may get system restore working again.

Open a notepad Copy the following code & paste it in that notepad & save it in .reg file format on your desktop. Now open that file by double clicking on it to merge the file to registry. Now reboot the computer even if it doesn't ask you to reboot to save the changes made.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableConfig"=dword:00000000
"DisableSR"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr]
"Type"=dword:00000002
"Start"=dword:00000000
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Tag"=dword:00000004
"ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,73,00,72,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,\
00,00,00
"DisplayName"="System Restore Filter Driver"
"Group"="FSFilter System Recovery"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Parameters]
"FirstRun"=dword:00000000
"DontBackup"=dword:00000000
"MachineGuid"="{EAAFAEEC-4AFE-42BE-83D9-C12FDD4942A6}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_SR\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableSR"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableConfig"=dword:00000000

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]

I found this here http://forums.techarena.in/operatin...

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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(='.'=)
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#14
May 3, 2010 at 01:43:47
No luck with that script, not sure what i can do to fix this

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#15
May 3, 2010 at 22:35:09
oh i just realised one thing that could be vital.
On safemode load up i get a loading STPD.sys message
and unless i cancel loading it, the computer crashes.

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#16
May 4, 2010 at 00:03:27
Do you have Daemon tools installed? That's what that is supposed to be for. Also have you tried running chkdsk in safe mode?

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#17
May 4, 2010 at 00:20:55
Ok, yes i "HAD" Daemon tools installed but is no longer needed.
I have use Chkdsk via using Advance System Care which provides a chkdsk utitility.

As for removing the SPTD the only way ive read is to be able to do it from Normal Mode, not safemode.

Also i was wondering would reformatting my computer solve this problem and is there some way that i cld reformat my computer without using the CD, as i will be able to reinstall my copy of XP again.


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#18
May 4, 2010 at 01:13:51
I am still having a problem with it not picking up the cd on boot. I think if we could get passed that we could repair or reformat if needed. Once in safe mode can you read the cd?

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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#19
May 4, 2010 at 05:05:14
UNfortunately, no. i dont know, i think its been bugging ever since i removed Daemon Tools.

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#20
May 4, 2010 at 05:12:47
If you had an old drive around that you would not mind formatting, you could swap out drives and format that one. If it works and allows you to reinstall windows there (stop before activating), you could then do it with your main drive with confidence (( assuming you do not need to save files )).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#21
May 4, 2010 at 16:39:34
I am thinking maybe an issue with the optical drive as well.

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#22
May 4, 2010 at 20:47:28
Multiple dying components may point to a bigger problem. It is possible the power supply is no longer supplying clean power and is frying components. It is possible a nearby lightning storm caused a feed back that might have got past an older surge protector....

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#23
May 4, 2010 at 21:03:08
I would try one of those cd lens cleaners while in safe mode. They generally aren't that reliable when it comes to fixing a drive but it could be a dusty lens just not reading your XP cd. Unless you want to take the computer apart and clean the lens properly. At any rate I'd try cleaning that and see if it will pick it up then.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#24
May 4, 2010 at 22:31:31
"Fingers"

I do not happen to have any spare drives around.
Also we havnt had any recent lightning storms, and either way would not have mattered as i am barely on my computer

"Likely"

The CD-ROM is 100% fine in terms of reading CD's because i am still capable of playing diablo2 via using CD. I am fairly sure tho a windows XP cd shouldnt show up unless your booting from CD and in that case i cannot Boot from CD due to im not sure what bug.

"Anyone"

Any chance it would be my CD-Rom drive screwing my computer i know its not the best chance but how possible would it be perhaps?.


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#25
May 5, 2010 at 11:26:08
You should still be able to browse the cd even though you are not booting from it. If not then there is either an issue with the cd itself or the drive.

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I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#26
May 5, 2010 at 22:21:14
1) i can read eveeery cd i own fine except for this.
2) It works fine on my step-dads computer and lap-top "The XP CD"

so im 100% sure i am lost XD hah


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