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xp keeps restarting

By aln
Nov 11, 2005
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  1. my windows keeps on restarting
    to check the hardware i installed another hard drive and install xp on it
    that works great.
    so there is no hard ware issues i assume
    i installed partitionMagic and check the the drive with bad windows on it and everthing looks good
    So now i have two drive c: and d:
    both has got windows xp and d: is working fine and c: keeps on rebooting
    i tried to repair that as explained on this forum but after installing neccesary files for update the computer restart and then it keeps restarting
    i tried to boot in safe mode but it say

    WINDOWS XP SETUP CANNOT RUN IN SAFE MODE COMPUTER IS REBOOTING

    and it keeps rebooting

    i tried to disable automatic restart from advance startup mode
    then it gives me this error

    Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem
    could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware

    check windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware refrence manual for additional information.

    wierd

    i ran console it see c:\windows
    and all its directories

    i edited boot.ini file from d: drive
    i ran fixboot

    no effect

    SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME.
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Have you tried reformatting the drive?
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Newcomer, in training Posts: 22

    i heard that a patch for XPsp2 that microsoft put out caused it...see if you can restore from a backup point and then update again...if not....format
  4. aln

    aln Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i formatted my drive
    i hate it
    but i wasted too much time fixing it
    i don't think i am going to have any problem know
    thanks to ghost
  5. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    This is inaccurate at best. If a machine is having problems it is not from SP2...

    patio. :cool:
  6. Wotrop

    Wotrop Newcomer, in training Posts: 112

    I had this same problem bout a year ago with my old computer.

    Funny how that happens.
    My alternative is not using windows at all.
    Duel boot is cool because if you pc does that then you still have another clean partition to do say, somthing for work.
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