My Computer Keeps retarting at loading screen need help..

By madboy99 ยท 6 replies
Jul 24, 2005
  1. Well all of a sudden, my PC froze, and well i then reset my PC and after that everytime i start my PC, it always resets at the Windows XP professional Loading screen. And keeps on resetting, and resetting and so on, i cant even use Safe mode cause thats not working also.

    Can anyone please tell me how i can fix this, i cant even log in my PC.

    my PC specs are
    40GB hard drvie
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5500
    1058 RAM
    Windows XP professional

    I hope someone relpys with a solution
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    your hard drive is corrupt. I had a game that did the same thing to my system.
    Fortunately I had a back up and restored it to the previous state. All is good now.
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Boot off your XP install CD as if you're going to install XP. It will ask if you want to Repair or Install XP, chose Install. The repair option at this point is a command console that will not do what you want. Then it will load software and ask if you want to Install over the old, repair an existing XP installation or do a clean install I think; choose Repair this time. Let it complete. You may have to reinstall a few programs to get the registry entries back but everything should still be on your disk. You will have to do all the Windows updates again.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what motherboard have you got in the box in question?
  5. madboy99

    madboy99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i know what motherboard i have?

    Also, i cant even get in safe mode because it resets before i can get in, if i could get in safemode it be easy to fix, but i cant.
    I also lost my Windows XP professional CD, not really lost it but we moved recently and its packed somewhere in boxes
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    pop open the case and look at it!
    just don't touch it!
  7. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what brand and model is the computer itself (in the event you have an oem build)? download and run cpu-z, and look under the motherboard tab.
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