Hi I recently went back to xp from vista and after Installing xp the pc boots to the windows xp sign hangs for a second or 2, a blue screen flashes up but to fast to read, the pc then restarts and repeats the process. I have tried safe mode can get to it, tried using recovery console to repair the boot list no luck and finaly tried reinstalling xp but still no luck.
Try booting to safe mode (tap F8 during boot) and then:-
Auto-reboot disable: When Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will automatically restart, often it will restart too fast for you to see the error message. To disable auto restart on system failure, so you can see the error message.
1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too) 2. Go to Advanced 3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings... 4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"