I am booting in a loop

Posted on 2003-03-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Well its really odd as it was working the other day, but the problem consists of the fact that my computer will boot... then it will boot agian.
I can bootr in safe mode but it does not appear to be a hardware problem as it was working a couple of days ago and i have swapped all the parts in and out.  I have all the latest drivers for my stuff and the system files are intact, there is no virus present, and i reinstalled windows over the old version to make sure the files were there.  I was careful to keep the newer files that were needed.  Any help would be wonderful.  If my system specs would help i will give them but I don't think they will matter that much.  It seems to boot into a blue screen sometimes with a grey box about one inch accross by one third of an inch accross, with a blinking cursor midway to the bottom right corner.  This will stop it from booting in a loop but has only happened twice.
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Greetings, zinetwin!
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The problem is most likely a corrupted sound card driver or display card video driver. Uninstall and reinstall those drivers.

Best wishes, war1

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thanks alot i didnt think to mess with that but it seems thta I did everyting else!
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zinetwin, glad it worked out. Regards, war1

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