xp pro in booting loop

Gigabyte Motherboard
October 29, 2010 at 16:24:59
Specs: Windows XP, AMD dual core 3600 2G ram

old thread is practically my problem as well, mine started just yesterday after windy conditions caused a brief power interruption, maybe a second, 2 systems running, one with battery backup stayed up, zero problems, my other system went into BSOD booting reboots. Ironically, I have copies of the OS on other systems, pulled the HD to the faulty system, left the "faulty| drive in, redirected boot to the new drive, works perfectly, just had swap in a different modem (couldnt find compatible driver online), I could get online, played an online game, played a local game on it (its my serious gamer system) zero problems, switch to the bad drive,, reboot reboot reboot.
I can view and explore all contents of the bad drive in the good one, I have scandisked, repaired, did not do a fixmbr for the potential loss of data, I will copy the drive over first and see if the copy has trouble.

I literally want to find the actual problem on the "bad" drive. I tend to not believe its a hardware non-HD issue. I think some data got corrupted in the poweroff.

If I figure out where what, I may be able to copy over the files from the good drive, but the last resort is a new hard drive, but I have already bought a new drive as I planned to expand HD room on that system anyways. It runs fine as I type now with the replaced drive with the bad drive still intact.

go figger.

system is my own custom build with AMD 3600 dual core 2G ram

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October 31, 2010 at 05:44:45
Having the same problem with XP home. Thought the H/D was the problem. Bought a new SATA drive and installed along with moving a few pieces of hardware around and out. Tried loading XP Home onto the machine and it locks up half way through the install at the "installing devices" portion and if I try it again it goes to a blue screen. Am I missing something in the Bios setup? I checked it and all seems fine.

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