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Windows is loading files

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December 29, 2010 6:36:55 PM

Hey trying to troubleshoot a buddy's computer basically when i boot from my HDD it says windows is loading files but it doesn't boot to the desktop it just keeps repeating itself.

this is what happens
power on
post
"windows is loading files"
post again
"windows is loading files"
post again
etc etc

it just keeps looping itself over and over; what could be the cause of this?

i dont think its the HDD because when i put it in another computer it boots up fine.

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a c 93 G Storage
December 29, 2010 9:22:47 PM

have you changed any hardware (driver issue)?

have you checked the temperatures?

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a b G Storage
December 29, 2010 9:29:45 PM

Is it able to boot into Safe Mode?
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a b G Storage
December 30, 2010 12:25:41 AM

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i dont think its the HDD because when i put it in another computer it boots up fine.


This wouldn't be the computer that HDD came out of would it?
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December 31, 2010 1:15:35 AM

yeah actually, this computer is really old (uses IDE connectors) and the cd drives weren't working so i took the hard drive out and installed the OS on a different PC; I was told this wouldn't be a problem though.
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a c 93 G Storage
December 31, 2010 1:21:16 AM

It is a problem since the drivers will not match your new hardware.
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a b G Storage
December 31, 2010 2:30:07 AM

You were told wrong. When windows was installed, it installed all the drivers for the other motherboard and devices. When you move it over to the machine you want to use, none of the drivers are matching.

You can try booting into safe mode and deleting the IDE controllers and other system drivers. That might get you back up. Why don't the optical drives work?
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December 31, 2010 11:12:18 PM

physical damage(loool) they're jammed pretty badly.
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