XP continuous re-booting

  wotbus@ 16:37 18 Oct 04
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when Error Check is selected. I have searched the forum data base but my problem doesnt appear to have been covered before although coninuouse re-booting has. My PC goes into continuous re-booting after I have selected a complete error check [recover bad sectors etc]. It gets as far as the blue screen "a file check has been scheduled" etc, then immediately reboots. It has done this in the past but not for a long time, but now here we are again. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

  wotbus@ 10:13 19 Oct 04

It seems to have sorted itself! The problem was this: If I selected both the options under Error Checking, XP would go into continuous re-boot after showing the blue "error check has been scheduled" etc page. I then tried selecting option [2] Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors - the progress bar travelled left to right a couple of times then I received an error message to say Windows was unable to complete the task!. I then tried option [1] Automatically fix file system errors and this went as normal. I then tried selecting both the options and everything went as it should have ;-)

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