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    The best way to fix windows problem is re-format the HD and a fresh install.
    Just take the HD out and slave it to other system and backup your data before you continue messing with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky388
    I'm not sure if i should be posting this in this forum..but hopefully someone can help me out.

    I wired in front panel buttons (Power, restart, an IDE LED, and a Power LED). I took these front panel buttons and LEDs from an old computer. Needless to say, it didn't work out the way i planned. I had to re-wire it to work with my computer. During this process, i restarted, shutdown, cut power to my computer quite a few times.

    Thinking back i realised i should have at least unplugged the harddrive during all this.

    Now when i start the computer, it goes all the way to the windows XP loading screen, then halfway through it restarts, and this is an endless process. I'm beginning to think the harddrive has crashed. Can anyone help me confirm this?

    I'd rather not re-format the computer, unless i absolutly have to, as i have songs on the computer i'd like to save.

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    Did it EVER work correctly, before messing with the buttons and LEDs and such.

    This sounds like a typical Power Supply issue, but if it worked before with out any problems, and the system is the same, I would go with what others are telling you.

    If it never worked, try taking the computer inside, and booting with an AC-DC PS.

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    this kind of problem is mostly harddrive problem.
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    it sure is. i pulled out my 60 gig laptop hdd from my lappy and was making a carputer with it. when i plugged everything up it tried to boot into it. i was going to do a fresh install anyway but the same thing happened when i did that. it kept trying to boot and restarting after it says windows xp with the status bar scrolling. its definitely a hdd issue. after i reformatted it it was flawless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EsKALad
    it sure is. i pulled out my 60 gig laptop hdd from my lappy and was making a carputer with it. when i plugged everything up it tried to boot into it. i was going to do a fresh install anyway but the same thing happened when i did that. it kept trying to boot and restarting after it says windows xp with the status bar scrolling. its definitely a hdd issue. after i reformatted it it was flawless!

    Yup, it was definitly a hard drive issue. I ended up just letting using my XP cd and going into the windows recovery part. And like i mentioned before i did a check disk, with thoes 2 parameters, and after quite awhile (i just let it go all night) the problem is gone. My guess is that a couple of things were out of place being that i cut power to the drive so many times without proper shutdown. The CHKDSK must have just straightened the drive out.

    The best part is, i still have all my songs

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    Uhh, yeah.. Cutting power to the drive before it's had a chance to "park" is really never a good practice.. I've gotta admit I'm guilty of it too, but if there's stuff on there that you really wanna save that doesn't exist in at least one other place in the world, you're playing Russian roulette. I'm glad to hear you came through it okay, but I think that others would agree - you were lucky... this time. An old Network Admin rule: backup early and often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daley
    Uhh, yeah.. Cutting power to the drive before it's had a chance to "park" is really never a good practice.. I've gotta admit I'm guilty of it too, but if there's stuff on there that you really wanna save that doesn't exist in at least one other place in the world, you're playing Russian roulette. I'm glad to hear you came through it okay, but I think that others would agree - you were lucky... this time. An old Network Admin rule: backup early and often.

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    Yeah, i knew it wasn't a good idea, but didn't think much of it until after the fact . Then i realised i should have just unplugged the drive, and proceeded to do what i had to then. Luckily all turned out well
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