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windows wont boot correctly. stuck in a loop

juliasdream
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Posts: 260
Registered: 09-06-2007

windows wont boot correctly. stuck in a loop

I have a pentuim 4 desktop which wont start up XP properly
The usual start up goes ok then the windows startup with the green dashes crossing the page on a black
Instead of going to the next stage it just stops and goes back to the beginning again. It would go on doing the same endlessly if I didn't cut the power.
I tried "Safe mode" without luck, tried starting with last good configuration and tried the option to not restart with a windows boot error
Nothing has worked.
Has anyone any idea of the cause and possible solutions
Thanks
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Re: windows wont boot correctly. stuck in a loop

Check the motherboard, processor and HDD temps. Are the all the fans working?

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mrmarkus1981
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Registered: 26-02-2008

Re: windows wont boot correctly. stuck in a loop

Someting similare happened to me last year, turned out it was 1 of the sticks of RAM i had.
So i removed them 1 at a time to find out which one it was and voila!