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pc continually rebooting - help!


FPCH New Member
Oct 8, 2007
Hi all

I have a problem with my other pc. It is continually rebooting itself. Even with safe mode (it only goes down about 12 lines then reboots itself).
This has happened in the past and I got round the problem by inserting the xp operating disk, on reboot it goes through its windows setup then asks for either 1. set up windows XP, 2. repair windows XP press R or 3. quit setup.

I am pretty sure that last time this happend I have pressed R and somehow got a command line to do a diskchk, this seemed to fix the problem.

When I press R now it tries to examine the hard drive? just stops and hangs.

How can I get to a command prompt to do a diskchk?

Thanks in advance.



FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
by just doing a continoues boot record repair you may of allowed your hard disk to deteriorate, you may want to considering getting a new hard drive
reinstall your O/S on the new hard drive, then slave your old hard drive to the new and see if you can obtain your data,,,all programmes will need to be re-installed to run on your new O/S install.
have you tried a repair install instead of booting to recovery console maybe will fix your system...
i would then do a disk check using the manufacturers disk checking tools.