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Thread: Boot up loops on Windows XP

  1. #11
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    Yeah fair play, I wasn't as clear as I should have been - I just assume everybody on these boards is a techie of some sort having taken on a hobby like this.

    As long as we've kissed and made up I'm happy

    Take it easy.

    Apologies to CharlieSuave for beefing in your thread, hope you get it sorted pal.

  2. #12
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstAid View Post
    I just assume everybody on these boards is a techie of some sort having taken on a hobby like this.
    Most are.
    It's pretty scary that people with little or no computer or electronic experience or aptitude get involved.
    Sure, people can learn what they need toi complete a successful install... But the level of some people who want a PC in their ride is frightening, really.

    I wish them well, but.... Well....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  3. #13
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
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    New Mexico, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by FirstAid View Post
    You can perform the install on another machine and then when you move the hdd into the carputer place the setup cd in the drive and load setup from the cd, select the option to repair the damaged windows instalation and when you get to the prompt type "chkdsk /r" without the quote marks and this should sort your problem if it is a windows problem and not a hardware problem.

    This is the method I used to use when replacing motherboards in a repair shop I worked in a few years ago, 9 out of 10 times it would boot into windows and ask for driver cd's.

    good luck
    I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in here as well. This method has worked for me maybe 1 out of 50 times. BUT, it is possible to use and have a very high success rate. There are a few extra steps that I've had to take in the past to get something like this going across VERY different hardware (most recent was a server 2003 mobo swap going from P4 w/via chipset to AMD Opteron w/serverworks HT1000 chipset).

    The key is to install all the drivers for the new hardware, including raid or hdd controller if it's something other than ide/sata legacy, before the hardware swap. Next delete the ENUM key from the registry (HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\enum). Power down, swap out hardware, fire it up. If done correctly, it'll detect hardware, reboot a few times, detect some more hardware, etc.

    I've never had a problem doing it this way. Lucky?

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

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