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Restart during Windows boot sequence

By bdegraves
Jun 6, 2008
  1. ASUS K8V SE Deluxe
    AMD Athlon 64
    1GB RAM
    160GB WD SATA HDD
    ATI All-In-Wonder 7500
    Samsung DVD-ROM Drive
    Windows XP

    Initial build. Used another PC to load OS onto hard drive then used Sysprep to clean and get ready for installation into above machine. BIOS detects all hardware OK, windows begins to start, i.e. I get window's splash screen with the blue moving loading bar and then the machine restarts. If I try and enter safe mode the list of drivers scrolls on the screen until it gets to some of the *agp*.dll and then restarts. Ideas?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You could remove the Video Card:
    Specs required here:
    Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD® K6/Athlon®/Athlon® XP or compatible with AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X universal slot

    And test again
    If it works, you could possibly just re-install the card again (sometimes this works, after boot up without it in first)
     
  3. bdegraves

    bdegraves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There is no on-board video. Do you mean I should try and boot w/o card at all and see if it reboots?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ok remove card
    Hold in Power On button for 30secs without the power cord in (dispersing all internal power)
    Put the card back in
    Boot up
     
  5. bdegraves

    bdegraves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Same result
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  7. bdegraves

    bdegraves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used an OEM windows xp disk to install onto the drive initially. Thought that might be at least part of the problem so I am in the process of getting a new retail copy.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The OEM Disc will do.
     
  9. Tucker4321

    Tucker4321 TS Rookie

    the problem lies with your harddrive. If this happens at my work (1000 pcs) we just format them and rebuild them and they work fine.
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Ironically

    Yes Format and re-install will fix any software fault :)
    Not Hardware (like if it lies with your harddrive) of course
     
  11. Tucker4321

    Tucker4321 TS Rookie

    unless you keep installing a faulty motherboard driver :p
     
  12. bdegraves

    bdegraves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If i try to load the OS on this machine I get a blue screen error msg about a hard drive problem. But I can use another machine to load the OS just fine. It will boot and operate on the other machine. I used that one to load thew OS and used Sysprep to clean it and get it ready for first boot on the machine I am building.
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Could be a faulty partition table on the HardDrive, or even a faulty HardDrive itself
    You could wipe the Partition (of course this will remove everything on the HardDrive)
    Or just put another HardDrive in to eliminate it, as the possible cause
     
  14. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    if u use another machine to load the OP system it will never work, the wrong drivers are loaded by the OP system.

    sounds to me like u need a new hard drive.
     
  15. bdegraves

    bdegraves TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When I use the other machine to load the OS I run Sysprep afterwards which clerars all of that out and brings windows back to a first run state.
     
  16. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    when the OS is put on with the Windows disk, there are drivers put on for everything that are not there the way u are doing it and things are going to have a hard time running right, or won't run right.
     
  17. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually what is the make of the HardDrive
    There was a manufacture one that di strange things

    Anyway, how did try another drive go? Or at least remove partition fully (no setup) on another computer
     
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