Computer restarts right after windows load screen

By arcadian9
Oct 28, 2009
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Are you saying that your other working computer does not have Safe Mode working?
  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    System Restore does not work at the Recovery Console
  3. arcadian9

    arcadian9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    so your saying i should put the hard drive on a working computer as a slave drive and change the settings so that i can have access?
    is it possible to reinstall windows xp on the existing hard drive without delete my files?
    basically like over writing it
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    OMG !

    I have to log into my Recovery Console and 100% confirm
    But it looks as though you're right. d@mn! All the times I've mentioned this
    Anyway here goes...

    Oh and Safe Mode Repair is here:
    In case your other computer doesn't work in Safe Mode

    Edit: Confirmed (doubled up basically) that System Restore cannot be run from the Recovery Console :(
    Thanks WinXPert, I'll go edit a few posts now :/
  5. arcadian9

    arcadian9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    for the safe mode repair how do i run that file ?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, see here: Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

    Forget the Safe Mode Repair file
    That was a bit of confusion, I thought you meant in a working computer
  7. arcadian9

    arcadian9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i actually tried repairing it already but when it rebooted i still got the same problem
    whenever i try to repair i get to the screen telling me to press "R" for another upgrade or press enter to do a clean install....when they mean clean install does it format my hard drive?

    is it possible to put my hdd onto another computer as a slave and access the files from there?
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I thought you had already tried that

    But yes you can do that
    And I answered that above as well (how to give yourself permissions on a working computer)
    Note: I've been off and about editing posts that I mentioned System Restore
    Here's what I've edited in:
    Hmm, I seem to have a few of these bad posts :/
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