packard bell imedia 2369 wont boot

  nyleridedog 20:29 14 Apr 08
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Hi guys and gals

Hoping for some advice on my problem.

i switch my imedia on and it looks ok, the windows loading screen comes up and then after a minute it reboots.

I tried safe mode but that does the same!

tried to use the system restore supplied by packard bell and that looks ok but then the pc reboots again.

im not getting any errors or beeps!

specs here

imedia MC 2569
• Genuine Windows® XP Media Center Edition
• Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300
• 1024MB DDR2
• 160GB

Socket LGA 775
Bus speed 1066MHz
Number of PCI slots (total/free) 4/3
Memory
Installed memory 1024MB DDR2
Hard Disk Drive
HDD size 160GB
HDD rotation speed 7200rpm
Card reader - Floppy drive
Multimedia card reader 8 in 1 card reader
CD-RW/DVD-RW
Optical drive DVD+/-R9
Graphics
Chipset nVidia GeForce 7300SE
Memory 64MB upto 512MB Turbo cache
Screen
Monitor size See instore for details
Sound
Chipset Realtek ALC 888
Integrated on motherboard or on PCI Slot Integrated

could any sata settings be causing this?

thanks

nyler

  daxian 21:20 14 Apr 08

hi nyler....
on startup do you see the option to boot to recovery console..?
should be just before windows starts to load ,if you do, select this option, let it boot .
then from the flashing cursor type in CHKDSK /F(NOTE THE SPACE BEFORE THE FORWARD SLASH).
this will check the filesystem on the h/drive and report any errors and should fix them .once finished type EXIT and then the pc should boot into windows .
if the option is not there then you will have to use the windows cd to boot to the recovery console and do the same .Dave.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:21 14 Apr 08

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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