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Can't boot regularly or safe mode

By frickfrock99
Dec 20, 2009
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  1. Whenever I try to boot into xp, one of two things happens.
    I try to boot into normal mode or last known good config, and it goes to the login screen, I click on my account, it shows just the desktop, no icons, just the wallpaper, and then goes back to the login screen.
    This repeats everytime I click on my account login.

    When I try to boot it into safe mode, it flashes something about realtek boot and asks me to hit shift and some other variety of keys but then it disappears as soon as I have a chance to fully read it, it just loops back to the mode select screen, I don't even get to the login screen.

    What should I do?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Tell us brand and model of computer, or motherboard, and configuration.

    As a first step, go to Start->Control Panel -> System-> Advanced->StartUp and Recovery->Settings, then uncheck the box for Automatic Restart.

    That will enable you to get certain error messages, if they exist, instead of time wasting restarts back to the same issues.
  3. frickfrock99

    frickfrock99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't get into the system to actually check that, but I can give you this.
    It uses xp home edition, and it's a brainstorm usa csi.
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