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Computer restarts on start up

THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny.Real shiny.Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Long story short, my computer starts up fine but once it hits the XP bar loading screen it resets.

I have someone that can do a XP wipe and just start over but was hoping for an alternative.

Any advice?

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    kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I experienced this issue not to long ago and fixed it for someone else. Something happened to your boot sector, and now you can't boot!

    You need to get into a recovery console (Easiest way is to use an XP disk, and hit R once you get past all the loading stuff.)

    It should take you to a CMD prompt. Here, type
    fixboot [drive]
    

    [drive] is most likely C:

    Hope this helps.

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    darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    While the computer is booting hit F8 until you get the windows boot option screen, there should be an option to stop the computer from rebooting automatically upon error, select that and start it up again. At that point you should get a blue screen which should give you a place to start. Or at least give us information to get you started. (post the full error code you get on the blue screen)

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    Fashionist PigFashionist Pig Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Not to hijack this thread, but I have the same problem as The Pain verbatim.

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is what comes up on my blue screen. (which with a quick google search matches the 0x0000000A code at the bottom) Also I've had this computer for forever and am not sure about still having any recovery disks.

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    THEPAIN73THEPAIN73 Shiny. Real shiny.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Not to hijack this thread, but I have the same problem as The Pain verbatim.

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is what comes up on my blue screen. (which with a quick google search matches the 0x0000000A code at the bottom) Also I've had this computer for forever and am not sure about still having any recovery disks.

    That is hard drive failure.

    You need a new hard drive.

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    Fashionist PigFashionist Pig Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well that was what I was going to do soon anyway. That's refreshing.

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    JdNoaJdNoa Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL could also be other hardware failing (I've encountered it mostly with bad RAM) or a driver conflict.

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    darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Was this a fresh install of XP on the drive or did it just start doing this after awhile?

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    JdNoa wrote: »
    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL could also be other hardware failing (I've encountered it mostly with bad RAM) or a driver conflict.

    Indeed. Run Memtest86 before buying a new HDD.

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    Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL can also mean driver conflict, can't it?

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