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Windows XP SP3 constantly rebooting

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July 24, 2012 5:10:27 AM

Help!! My computer (P4) has win XP SP3 installed on a Seagate SATA harddisk. It was working well till yesterday and now the computer
1. starts loading windows (logo appears)
2. Breaks and goes to disk check (to see if it is NTFS)
3. Displays the information (data on disk size etc) and says that it found no problems
3. Continues to check other partitions (to see if the file system is NTFS)
4. Says that there it found no problem
5. Moves on to continue loading windows
6. Abruptly breaks and starts all over again.
I have important information on the disk... I need to get access.
I will be VERY grateful for any insight on how I can resolve this. (I did not add any new hardware recently).
Thanks in advance.
July 24, 2012 5:20:41 AM

It's possible to repair XP using the installation disk. This does not erase your files, just reloads the OS.
The directions (to repair) are posted at the top of this XP forum.
If the repair fails you can still use a second computer to retrieve the files. The damaged drive can be installed as a second drive on a working computer.
OR have a computer shop do it for you.
July 24, 2012 11:26:33 AM

soundguruman said:
It's possible to repair XP using the installation disk. This does not erase your files, just reloads the OS.
The directions (to repair) are posted at the top of this XP forum.
If the repair fails you can still use a second computer to retrieve the files. The damaged drive can be installed as a second drive on a working computer.
OR have a computer shop do it for you.

Thanks Soundguruman, I'll give that a try.
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