Thread: Xp Boot up Looping?
January 31st, 2005, 11:09 PM #1
Xp Boot up Looping?
XP Boot LOOPING
XP won't start just keeps rebooting
It's not seeing a hard drive on boot up
You see the XP boot screen but , goes to boot option window.
Wont start on last known,safe mode, or normal
0 Master none
1 Master none
Is this HDD failure or corrupted boot sequence?
January 31st, 2005, 11:50 PM #2
If BIOS told me that it wasn't finding a master (which is what I'm interpreting from your post. If I'm misinterpreting please just disregard me) I'd check and make sure my IDE cables were connected with the jumpers set correctly. Then I'd try again with a different IDE cable to see if that was the problem.
February 1st, 2005, 12:07 AM #3
If you are seeing the XP logo, you must be getting something from the harddrive. If this worked before, I would guess that there is a harddrive problem. If a new build, check the jumpers, cables, etc. Maybe try booting to safe mode - press F8 - after the bios screen.
February 1st, 2005, 08:05 AM #4
been working fine for several months
February 1st, 2005, 02:39 PM #5
Try booting with the CD or a Linux CD (Knoppix or Mandrake Move). See if the drive can be seen.
Can you see your CD drives? If not, your IDE controller may be gone.
February 1st, 2005, 07:28 PM #6
when i run chkdsk
the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems
February 1st, 2005, 08:28 PM #7
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if u'r running chkdsk then it's finding u'r hard drive. get powermax from www.maxtor.com and use the tools to check your harddrive....use the full test.....see if that'll work.....are both the harddrives on the same cable...if they both fail the test...then switch to the other connector on the mobo and try again...see if that helps! make sure you don't low level format with powermax but u can't do it by accident..it says low level format and it makes u confirm twice...so make sure you don't do any formatting...just check the drives. go here and search for powermax....it fits on a floppy and then u boot from the floppy. when you download powermax it's an executable file...u can't just copy that to the floppy...u have to run the program and it'll make the floppy for u.
February 4th, 2005, 12:26 PM #8
OK the solution i found at another forum.
But I wanted to thank everyone here for helping me.
As I understand now!
IBM HDD are prone to just stop spinning.
I removed it give it a rap on the top and WA LA!
it boots normal
Thanks again ALL.
February 10th, 2005, 06:46 PM #9
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would this method work on other hdds that arent IBM?
February 10th, 2005, 07:20 PM #10
I had to replace the HDD as it continued to freeze up or seize.
But I was sucessful in getting it started and backing up the data.
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