Windows XP will not start, keeps rebooting at Logo?
Written by Clement Faria on February 3, 2011 under Tutorials & Guides.
The other day I turned on my desktop computer only to realise it was going through a reboot loop at the Windows XP logo. This issue has happened to me already in the past, and many times I had to load up my Windows XP CD and do a re-install. I did some researching and came to find out that a lot of people are also having this error. Microsoft says this solution to this problem is to do an in-place install from Windows XP or complete reinstall. To tell the truth, this is a lot of work but I have found a much more convenient solution.
First grab you Windows XP Installation CD and boot your system from the Cdrom.
Choose to repair your system (by pressing “R” at the loaded screen). This will take you into the “Recovery Console”.
After the console has been loaded, make the following steps:
CHKDSK (This will fix and correct any error(s) on your hard disk)
BOOTCFG /rebuild (This will rebuild your boot configuration, just press “Enter” when your asked for extra info).
FIXBOOT (This will fix your current bootsector)
FIXMBR (Ths will fix your current master boot record).
EXIT (leaves the recovery console and reboots your system).
Once you have done these steps, everything should be fine now. Depending on what you do after rebuilding your Boot Configuration, you may notice that you have to choose which operating system needs to be booted every time you switch on your system. You can be easily solve this if you want when you are in Windows XP:
Dissable which operating system needs to be booted every time you switch on your system.
Go to START > right mouse button on MY COMPUTER > click PROPERTIES > click ADVANCED tab > in startup & recovery click SETTINGS > choose your default operating system which is Windows XP > uncheck TIME TO DISPLAY LIST OF OPERATING SYSTEMS > click OK > click OK again.
After that, your system will boot normally again. I can not understand that Microsoft couldn’t figure out this easy solution instead of a in-place install from XP.