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Thread: xp loops on startup

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    I have an HP 9680 650MHz Intel P3. My operating system is Windows XP Pro. I can not get it to load because my computer keeps going into a looped disk check. I get right to where Windows wants to load and then it kicks out into the following process:

    "Checking file system on C:
    The type of the file system is FAT32.
    One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
    Windows will now check the disk
    Volume serial number is 3B1A-16FD windows is verifying files and folders".

    Progress bar indicates 1-100% completed.

    Screen blanks and computer RESTARTS AGAIN.

    "Windows has checked the file system and found no problems" is then displayed on screen. Detecting primary master, slave, etc., scrolls down screen.

    “Starts windows normally” is displayed and Windows tries to start.

    This starts the loop again.

    Can someone help me so I can use my computer again?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2003


    what happens if you cancel the disk check? Does the same thing occur?
    Athlon XP 2100+
    80 gig Seagate Baracuda
    Abit kd7133
    64MB Saphire ATI Radeon 9100 4x
    256MB DDR
    Windows XP Pro+SP1, 2000 Advanced Server, Mandrake 9.0

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    I had the exact same problem. Turns out my drive was OK and it was bad RAM after I bought a new drive. So now I have 140 GB of space with a dial up 56k! Try a program called memtest86 (free)for your memory. You will have to make a boot floppy, as it only works from DOS. Hope that helps.


    BTW, go to your drive manufacturer's site and d/l their testing software to get a second opinion.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002


    If I cancel disk check, it just restarts the loop again. I'll try the memory and see what happens.

    Thanks again for the help and for any other suggestions still to come, I hope :)

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