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Windows crashes before login screen

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 3:06:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

My PC boots up normally until the point where the cursor appears on the
screen (just before the login screen appears) then it shuts down and
reboots again. It will repeat this process for as long as you leave it
switched on.

I tried doing a repair from the XP disc but it asks for the
administrator password which I don't have, and don't remember setting
when I upgraded from Win 98. Current OS is XP Pro, I presume the file
system is fat as it was an upgrade from 98. :mad: 


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Your Actual
July 11, 2005 6:29:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

In news:Your.Actual.1s06dr@pcbanter.net,
Your Actual <Your.Actual.1s06dr@pcbanter.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> My PC boots up normally until the point where the cursor appears on
> the screen (just before the login screen appears) then it shuts down
> and reboots again. It will repeat this process for as long as you
> leave it switched on.
>
> I tried doing a repair from the XP disc but it asks for the
> administrator password which I don't have, and don't remember setting
> when I upgraded from Win 98. Current OS is XP Pro, I presume the file
> system is fat as it was an upgrade from 98. :mad: 

If you didn't set up a password it's likely blank. You can try to squat the
password with this tool:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

Have you tried to get in via safe mode and doing a restore? If you can get
into safe mode (go ahead and try last known good configuration as well) then
disable automatic reboots on error. WinKey + Pause/Break > Startup and
Recovery Settings > UNtick Automatically restart. Then you'll have the error
code(s) generated and you can troubleshoot the problems a bit easier.

Safe Mode :
http://kgiii.info/windows/all/general/safemode.html

To do a repair installation, as it seems you tried though I think that was
probably the recovery console you were trying, this would be a good link:

How to perform an inplace upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

Galen

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