Problems loading windows on E-systems laptop

By Hodsocks
Aug 18, 2008
  1. I have a laptop which was giving problems with freezing and not booting into windows, I ran some checks which suggested a problem with the hard drive which I have replaced. I ran the system restore disc which keeps throwing up an error with pciidex.sys, the disc is a little scratched and marked so I thought I would load windows off an original cd. It boots up to the initial blue screen, loads some files, gets to the last loading windows screen and then reboots. I have tried this several times without success, it doesn't get as far as asking me if I want to load windows or try a repair. I have ran checks on the memory 2/3 times and it comes out as OK.
    I feel as tho I'm banging my head against a wall at the moment. Anyone any suggestions as to what the problem may be?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Please put your System Specs information in your Profile
  3. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370

    The laptop is an ie-systems 3089uk, Celeron M420 1.6GHz, 256Mb memory, 40GB hard drive, Windows XP home.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No in your Profile <=

    Please take the disc to your local DVD Rental store, most have a cleaning machine (usually $5 or $10)

    Then try the original again
  5. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 370

    My profile does show my system specs, this laptop is not mine therefore not listed in my profile. When asked I am always happy to provide any info requested.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I see

    That's ok

    By the way, in your System Specs you need to answer "Yes" to show them

    But because this is someone elses computer I suppose don't worry
  7. terminator911

    terminator911 TS Rookie

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I'm not sure why this page does not inform the user of CPU chipset issue (that will stop Windows from starting if the HardDrive is put into a different computer) in that case a Repair option will do.

    Anyway, I'm still waiting for Hodsocks to inform me if the Original CD (once professionally cleaned) worked or not.
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