XP Restart Loop

September 18, 2009 at 05:24:06
Specs: Windows XP
My computer (Windows XP) is stuck in a restart loop. My Surge Protector got kicked & the power switch got stuck & was flipped on & off 3 times. I finally got turned it back on after those 3 off/on's.

The boot menu does come up (safe mode, safe mode, Last known, etc.) However no matter what option I hit it starts to load XP & then restarts. I took out the hard drive & put into a different computer (to check the power supply) it did the same thing. If it is a bad boot register how can I fix (willing to pay.) Please any suggestions would be VERY helpful. Two years worth of pictures on there w/no back-ups (I know that was stupid.) Thank you for your time everyone.

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September 18, 2009 at 06:33:57
If you can put it into another computer then slave it to the main drive & get your photos off before you do anything else.

After that, get an XP disk and boot to the recovery console. Run chkdsk /r (takes a long time) - does the trick most of the time.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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September 21, 2009 at 14:39:18
TY Very Much! That worked perfectly! :)

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