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Windows xp keeps booting to bootmenu over and over

By joseph_36
Dec 2, 2004
  1. Ive seen this before..one of my friends called me saying when she boots her computer it goes to the boot menu automatic. no matter what option you press, it restarts itself and goes to the startup menu on its own. I tried to use the repair console, but it would not work saying the partiton was unknown..even when I did a reinstall..when I got to the select partition to install screen..the partiton that I was using..was listed as unknown. however after the reinstall it seems to start fine. I was wondering what happened.

    Joseph_36
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It would seem that there was a problem with the original installation.

    Just for future reference take a look at this thread just in case it happens again.

    www.techspot.com/vb/topic8356.html

    Regards Howard [​IMG]
     
  3. joseph_36

    joseph_36 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the welcome..It seemed strange..That installation worked fine for months before this happened,I went to recovery console...but nothing would work chkdsk, nothing...went to try repair it..but it showed the xp installation as an unknown partition..as opposed to an NTFS partition..I wonder what could destroy a ntfs partition like that?

    Joseph
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    HAL tables

    hardware allocation tables getting corrupted
    good idea to find a defrag program that defrags on boot
    cleans up the whole system
     
  5. joseph_36

    joseph_36 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Has this ever happened to you samstoned..if so, can the system be saved at all??

    Joseph
     
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