troubleshooting Question

XP Repair Install "Setup is being restarted ..." endless loop.

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Customer brought in his XP Home pc (Compaq Presario - AMD Athlon XP) with "NTLDR missing" error. Started a repair install of XP which went fine until 34 minutes left, then it rebooted and came back with "Setup is being restarted..." At this point it begins with 39 minutes left to complete, then continues with the installation until it reaches 34 minutes to go and then it reboots all over again and returns to the same "Setup is being restarted ..." and 39 minutes to go. It's stuck in this endless loop.

Reformat and install is not an option as customer desperately needs his apps and data.

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