Unable to Boot into Windows XP - Fresh Install on New HD - Dell Optiplex GX270
Posted on 2007-08-04
A client's Dell Optiplex GX270, Windows XP ,Bios version AO3, on a Domain, recently began to lock up and reboot itself while being used... Event viewer showed no anomalies, so I decided to try to install SP2. The install failed,
"unable to decompress files", so I rolled it back. I took the unit home, updated to bios AO7, installed a new Maxtor 320GB ATA drive, and did a fresh install of XP SP2 with no issues... Installed the Dell drivers, and all appeared well last evening...
This morning, I started it up, and cannot get past the initial Windows XP screen that appears. within 10 seconds, the HD light goes off, and the monitor goes dark... Is it possible that I installed the wrong Video or Network drivers ? A Hardware error , perhaps...
I can intermittently, boot into safe mode, and am able to use BartPE to run utilities...
What should I do next ?