XP will not start, reboots PC

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about week and half after a new reload of XP, the PC will not run XP. It gets
to the "windows did not start properly, what you wanna do" screen. I can
select any mode and PC still reboots. even the safe modes.
any idea's what the heck is going on?
is very frustrating. thanks
 

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reinstall windows again. That happened to me once. I did a clean install
of windows xp and it solved
the problem.
 
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forgot to mention, this was the 2nd time i've re-loaded XP and same thing
happened on previous re-install about week and a half later.
I did get XP working again late yesterday evening - was reading someone
elses similar problem and a suggestion to do 'repair' with the XP CD. In part
of that response they mentioned trying CHKDSK. I did that and it found and
repaired some data. After more piddling with other commands the PC did a
reboot and was able to get to safe mode. at that point i just did a normal
restart and the PC went into XP just fine. We'll see how long this lasts. I
suspect a bad UPS allowing power bumps to screw up the PC, it shutting down
without properly shutting down XP. and we know how painful that can be. tnx.

"Paddy" wrote:

> reinstall windows again. That happened to me once. I did a clean install
> of windows xp and it solved
> the problem.
>
 
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On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 01:58:18 GMT, Paddy <paddyman@verizon.net> wrote:

>reinstall windows again. That happened to me once. I did a clean install
>of windows xp and it solved the problem.

Good for you, but that is NOT a generically safe fix.

See http://cquirke.mvps.org/reisnt.htm

If the cause of your woes was bad RAM, failing HD, etc. you could have
ended up with unbootable porridge and irreversable data loss.



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