Xp System in Reboot Loop
Posted on 2007-07-26
"IQON" winxp system. Windows XP home edition attempts to load. Gets as far as blue "Windows is Starting Up" screen and then reboots itself. This happens in both normal and safe modes. I am fairly satisified that this is not a hardware problem because I have installed my copy of xp onto a spare h/drive and all worked ok. Seems like xp is corrupted. I cannot perform a recovery because the hidden partition on this pc, that is supposed to trigger by F10 press, does not work. There are no recovery cd's and "IQON" did not supply xp on disk.
Can anyone suggest what might be missing or corrupted that would cause this reboot loop problem and any way of curing it? I have had a quick (very!) word with "IQON" tech support (£1 per minute) without much success other than the F10 press should start the recovery process. I have run OnTrack's disk checker and their is definitely a 3.5Gb partition with an unknown format that is most likely the hidden recovery partition but as I say it is not accessible for some reason.
Look forward to advice.