Boot up loops on Windows XP
I'm getting one of those annoying boot loops and I don't know what to do. I'm not sure about the car's computer's components or setup, but it was working fine running windows XP when i bought the car (its a project the old owner was running).
I have two laptop harddrives, both running windows XP. One of them (the one I use in my car PC) I reformatted and installed the OS on recently to fix the problem that was ironically a repeated boot loop again. But the previous time it had been to do with mup.sys and I resolved it by reformatting. Both hard drives work fine on my laptop.
Plugging the laptop hard drive back into the car, it starts the bootup sequence and prompts me asking how i'd like to startup my computer. I've selected safe mode, normal mode and last known good configuration, all to no avail. Just as I see the windows load bar the computer restarts and runs through its black-screen setup before repeating itself. It's not a proper restart either, its almost as though the whole thing loses power (the load bar fades from screen for a split second).
Testing out my actual laptop's harddrive on it, it's loaded up the hibernate boot (my laptop is near permanently hibernated) to the full load bar but does not progress further.
I reiterate that both hard drives load windows fine on the laptop. I don't really want to reformat as i've only just recently set the hard drive up (as well as loaded a few gigs worth of songs).
What else could be the problem? As I said, before the original corruption of the hard-drive came about, the thing worked just fine. The corruption was probably because the computer couldnt sustain the CD drive (which was transferring music to the harddrive); its connected via USB and it was because the power cut itself out that the system restarted and couldnt load back up. I may have fiddled with the computer getting the laptop hard-drive out to put it into my laptop, but i'm positive i returned everything and connected it securely.
Help would be appreciated