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    My WIndows XP OS is not booting, it goes to the startup screen where it loads up and from there it restarts, What is the problem? How to resolve it?

    I am using my Windows XP PC for a long time and recently I faced a problem where my PC goes till the Windows XP load screen and then restarts, I don’t what is the problem for it. Can you tell me how to resolve this problem?



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    Re: My WIndows XP OS is not booting, it goes to the startup screen where it loads up and from there it restarts, What is the problem? How to resolve it?

    This problem is kinda common in Windows for three important reasons which as follows,

    -> Your Hard Disk which as Windows OS is not connected properly or probably some connection problem between the BUS cable to the motherboard which makes them not detectable at time.

    -> The Software which you installed previously during the XP working stage had some serious error which might bugged up the boot files working.

    -> A serious virus have attacked your Windows PC and it has corrupted the boot files.

    Now the solution for the above three problems are as follows,

    -> Try to check the BUS connection and Power cable from your Hard Disk to your Motherboard just unwind it and try to connect it back again.

    -> Go to Safe mode by pressing “F8” when you are booting your system and if it boots up in Safe mode then you can be sure that the problem is because of the software which you installed before, so go to the Uninstall Programs and uninstall the recently installed software which will fix the issue.

    -> If your system is affected by serious virus then the only way to fix this is to load your Recovery boot CD if you have one or simply format the C drive which as the Windows XP and reinstall the OS again.

    First go trying with the first 2 solutions then if you are not able to fix it then the best option to go for is fresh installation the reason is for sure the boot up files will be totally confused by a virus or maybe it will be totally corrupted and if even we try to fix this issue by some work around the problem will come again after sometime so better to go with fresh installation if the situation is critical.
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    Re: My WIndows XP OS is not booting, it goes to the startup screen where it loads up and from there it restarts, What is the problem? How to resolve it?

    Follow these steps:

    1.Watch as carefully as the computer starts up after reboot.Select "RECOVERY CONSOLE" from the "STARTUP OPTIONS" list.
    2.Install the windows xp disk into the drive if "RECOVERY CONSOLE" is not listed in "STARTUP OPTIONS". Now,RESTART THE COMPUTER.
    3.Follow the prompts and select "REPAIR" and "RECOVER".
    4.Type administrator password for the computer.
    5.Type "cd system 32" without quotes when the command prompt appears.Press "ENTER", type "ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old".and press ENTERType "map" and press "Enter
    6.Type "expand d:\\i386\\kernel32.dl_" and press "Enter." If the Windows XP CD is inserted into a drive other than "D:" replace "D:" with the proper drive letter.



    7..Type "exit" and press the "Enter" key. The computer will shut down and reboot again. Remove the Windows XP disk. The reboot loop should now be resolved.

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    Re: My WIndows XP OS is not booting, it goes to the startup screen where it loads up and from there it restarts, What is the problem? How to resolve it?

    Hi,
    I had this same problem for a couple of times. So I am going to suggest from my personal experience.
    Your PC must have two modes of loading the Operating System. One is the normal mode that you are currently trying for and failing. The other one is the safe mode. This kind of a booting lets you into the working environment of the operating system, though the problems still remain with it. Only thing is that you can, for the time being get rid of rebooting and restarting of your computer all by itself. Your computer must have some option of going into the safe mode by pressing some key. After you press that key, you can automatically go into the list of options to choose from. There you need to choose your booting into the OS in safe mode. But after you get safely into the desktop, it would be a wise decision to immediately installing the antivirus software and the firewall to get rid of the virus and spywares in your PC. These are executing along with your files and multiplying the malicious codes all by itself and stopping your machine from booting into the right environment.
    If and only if your safe mode option also does not work, then only I will recommend you the next level of correction, which is formatting your C drive. If this becomes necessary then make sure that you get a backup of all your files in your C Drive. Since you are working on Windows XP Auto Backup of files will not be available. So you have to take all your backup manually, all by yourself.

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