XP Pro on startup gets quick blue screen and immediately starts boot proccess over again.
Posted on 2004-04-14
Have machine running 2-PIII 1 gig processors running XP Pro.
1. On startup (when the little green bar is going across the screen) it gets quick blue screen and immediately starts boot proccess over again. It does exactly the same in safe mode. I Ghosted the HDD to a new drive and it does exactly the same thing.
2. I put in a new drive and did an operating install from scratch. It loaded perfectly and works perfectly.
3. I slaved the original HDD on secondary IDE channel to see if I could figure out what was wrong with it and guess what? The same problem with the boot as described in 1. above. Even though the drive in on seconday IDE and the bios says IDE-0 the boot happens from the bad drive.
Any ideas, I cannot diagnose the drive because it takes over the boot no matter what machine I put it in.