XP Reboot loop

Compaq / PRESARIO 6000
May 18, 2009 at 04:46:52
Specs: Windows XP Home, ?
Computer boots to the "Windows did not start successfully screen" I have choose safe mode, Last Known Good Config. & Start Normal. It shows the Windows loading screen then reboots again to the first screen using any of the choices. Any help appreciated. I don't want to loose the data I have on the HD.

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May 18, 2009 at 05:19:54
If Compaq gave you an actual XP CD, you could use Recovery Console to do its limited checks or fixes , maybe fixboot, or chkdsk---

Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console

HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

How to remove Windows Recovery Console
OR you could remove your harddrive, then connect it to another computer as a Slave, then collect your data.

Then you do a Repair of XP ---
How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP

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