after PSU failed and repalced, XP loop boots

By ajmac88
Jan 14, 2007
  1. Hey, the other morning i turned on my computer and nothing happened, turned out to be a defective PSU... so i changed that, and now it has power, And when the grub bootloader comes up ( Dual boot of gentoo and XP), i choose XP, and it starts loading for about 4 seconds and then when the blue bars start going across under the logo, it reboots itself and goes to grub again. But when i choose gentoo, it works fine. This has never happened before the PSU went bad. Does anyone know what the problem could be? I dont think its my RAM, because i go to system monitor in gnome and it says user memory: 111.2 mbs of 1003.1 mib. But im not really sure.
    Any one have any ideas?

    HD: Sata 120gig
    mobo: k8n edeluxe
    RAM: 1 gig ddr400
    Vid: ATI RAdeon 9800 pro
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried booting into safe mode yet??
  3. ajmac88

    ajmac88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yess sorry i meant to mention that..
    i cannot boot itno
    Safe mode
    Safe mode with networking
    safe mode with command prompt
    last known good configuratoin
    Start widnows normally
    All do the same loop boot thing
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You really shouldn't list everything do you have already tried to avoid us giving you suggestions that are of no use.

    Have you attempted a repair yet?
  5. Hatrick

    Hatrick TS Rookie Posts: 90

  6. ajmac88

    ajmac88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I run repair from the windows XP professional setup screen and i get:
    Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
    Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuartion is correct. This may involve running a manufacterer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
    setup cannot continue. :S... i did take my harddrive out and put it into someone elses computer to get some files off of it that i needed... But i never changed the jumpers.. and my linux boots fine off the same hard drive :S
  7. Hatrick

    Hatrick TS Rookie Posts: 90

    We posted within seconds of each other - you after me. Take a look at the post before your last.
  8. ajmac88

    ajmac88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hm thanks i didnt see that post.. I can't do that because the first step is to boot form the windows CD, and hit R to get into the recovery console. However when i hit R to do that, ^^ the above post is the output:S.... very weird seeing as i doubt my HD is in wrong if my gentoo boots...
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,189   +225

    Your failed power supply probably corrupted your XP boot sector on the hard drive. You most likely have 2 partitions. Reformat the XP partition and reinstall XP
  10. Hatrick

    Hatrick TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Before getting into the heavy stuff, reinstalling etc., try googling {allintitle:"won't boot"+XP} and go to where you will find excellent articles, and links, to every aspect of XP.
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