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April 27, 2009 10:11:22 PM

I have a system that keeps looping back to the startup screen. I tried to boot via safe mode, last known good config, start windows normally to no avail. I have booted from the cd rom with the xp cd and tried the repair, nothing. I tried the bootconfig command and nothing. Does anyone have any suggestions besided reformatting the hard drive.

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April 28, 2009 3:25:23 AM

I had this happen to a machine I was working on. Sounds like a viral thing. Anyway you could pull this hd, set the jumper to slave, and scan it with anti-virus on another machine? As always, check all connections first. Or try Ubuntu and see if you can mount the drive and see anything amiss.
April 28, 2009 5:31:21 PM

Run the repair and get to the command prompt. Try:
fixboot - repairs any corrupt boot files
fixmbr - rewrites the MBR on the HD
chkdsk /p - checks the HD for errors
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