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Windows PC startup goes round in circles.

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by wufer, 18 Nov 2012.

  1. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Hello.
    My friends pc runs windows xp, with a winfast motherboard.

    Turn it on, winfast logo comes up, thats fine.
    Then windows start page with the blue flashers going across, thats as normal.
    But then, the windows page goes off, and the winfast page comes back on.
    So its...winfast page~windows~winfast page~windows,, thats all it does,goes round in circles.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Multimodder

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    Broken Windows installation by the sound of it. See if it'll boot in safe mode by hitting F8 after the Winfast logo until a list of options comes up, then select safe mode.
     
  3. sniperdude

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  4. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Thank you both.
    lancer778544.
    What am i to do once i can boot in safe mode, (if it will boot)

    Cheers
     
  5. lancer778544

    lancer778544 Multimodder

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    If it boots into safe mode then start by disabling programs from starting up that aren't needed or could be causing the issue (anything recently installed before the problem started?).

    What is probably easier is if it does boot into safe mode, pull any essential documents off and re-install Windows. You could spend hours troubleshooting and get nowhere when its just quicker to format and reinstall. If it doesn't boot and there are documents that are needed from it then pull the drive and plug it into another PC and do it that way.
     
  6. m3rk

    m3rk What's a Dremel?

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    Sounds like a broken or corrupt windows installation.

    Prior to the boot issue had it applied any recent windows updates? Just wondering if one got corrupted on install..
     
  7. wufer

    wufer What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry to not answer for so long.
    Yes, it was a part of the Windows that was corrupt .
    Had to get a 'man that does' in, and hsorted it all out .

    Cheers
     

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