Xp just keeps on rebooting

  andy_b_73 13:20 03 Feb 08

Hi all
just been round to my brothers house his Xp computer will not start, stuck in some type of loop get to the loading xp screen then reboots

I put in xp install disk, it loading ok up till set up windows press enter which I did carry s on OK till at the bottom it say Examining 58644 mb disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi....

then nothing just stops left it about ΒΌ hour

any ideas... could it be the hard drive ?

Thanks in advance

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:26 03 Feb 08

boot to the recovery console and
At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r, and then press ENTER.

  andy_b_73 14:58 03 Feb 08

thanks fruitbat

i tried that and after i pressed R to start recovery console it start to check the computer then stopped on the same thing.... how long should i leave it.. examining 58644 mb disk at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi before i think its crashed and stopped

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:23 03 Feb 08

I put in xp install disk, it loading ok up till set up windows

I take it you were attempting a repair install?

Had drive isn't looking good there is defintely something corrupt.

Fit in a caddy or as a slave to another PC and get all the files you need off it BEFORE messing much further with it.

Have you tried safe mode or last known good configuration?

  andy_b_73 15:29 03 Feb 08

fruit bat

hsve tried safe mode and last good configuration first.. just kept rebooting

yes was attempting repair install..

if i cant get it to work was gonna try and fit it in caddy and see if i could get his files off..

thanks for your help

Mad monk

  VoG II 15:49 03 Feb 08

Perhaps click here

  andy_b_73 16:05 03 Feb 08


have tried to boot recovery console but it stops and just says at bottom of screen

Examining 58644 mb disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi....wont do anymore

  andy_b_73 16:08 03 Feb 08

have put it into caddy

not accessible the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable

  VoG II 16:11 03 Feb 08

See whether Drive Rescue can access it click here

  andy_b_73 00:32 04 Feb 08

have taken hd out of computer and put into caddy have used data recovery program to take off all his photos and other important data was saying it had bad sectors will try reformat and reinstall of xp if no good will buy new hard drive

thanks to Fruit Bat and VoG for your replies

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