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Posted on 2008-10-27
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I have a PC with Windows XP Pro, when I reboot the PC it continues to go through the reboot cycle.  If I select safe mode, it keeps going through the rebooting cycle.  Is there some way to stop it from going into the same cycle?
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mrwalker15 earned 250 total points
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If you hit F8 during boot you can disable automatic rebooting.

That way you will be able to see the error message on the BSOD.
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First thing to try would be to boot from CD then enter the recovery console. From there you can use CHKDSK /R to repair the disk you are running on. Run it until there are not more errors. Then proceed to boot.
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Mrwalker15,

I hit F8 and all I get is a screen telling me there is an issue with either hardware or software, I then select boot in Safe mode and it doesn't follow through the boot, it loops back to that same screen and does it over and over.
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You need to press F8 before that prompt as soon as the BIOS post is finished.
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