Re: 'Setup is restarting' loop! Help!

Posted: 01-06-2009, 07:54 PM


"Michael Stevens" wrote:
> In news:5B8A9BB0-1FA8-4410-B574-36744C563BB5@microsoft.com,
> Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> respectfully replied ;-)
> > Did set-up finish or even start...I believe thiers a compatibility
> > conflict with
> > xp and 2000,a sure way of installing xp,boot to xp cd,(adjust the
> > BIOS for this),then at xp info screen select,install xp,new
> > copy,delete the partition(2K),
> > create one,then xp formats the hd and installs auto.
> >
> > "Matthew Game" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi people. I have recently bought XP Professional for my desktop
> >> (Dell Inspiron 8200) as I have been running Win 2K and wanted to
> >> bring the dell line with my laptop etc.
> >>
> >> I have run the XP disc from within windows and gone through the setup
> >> programme, but now my pc is not starting! It starts up with the dell
> >> picture, then goes to the XP loading screen, then says 'Setup is
> >> restarting' on a light blue background. The pc then shuts down and
> >> re-starts - to do exactly the same again.
> >>
> >> I have tried putting the XP Disc in and re-starting, as well as
> >> trying to re-start with the Win 2K discs, but absolutely nothing
> >> seems to be working! HELP Please!!!
> >>
> >> Matt
>
> And Andrew E conveniently leaves out you will lose all data on the Win 2k
> partition. Use extreme caution following his advice.
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Re: 'Setup is restarting' loop! Help!


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Re: 'Setup is restarting' loop! Help!
Posted: 01-06-2009, 08:00 PM
I am having the same problems, but never did ask for the product key-
I re formatted my hard drive using the disk that came with the hard drive-I
was having problems after about 2 years using the hard drive, so I formatted
and tried re installing windows xp OEM. I have tried so many times I give up.
"Windows then formatted the hard drive" it asked about partitions. Can"t
remember, but it just keeps going back to this-it says windows will continue
to install once you reboot your system-be sure that there is nothing in drive
"A" floppy drive, then it starts the same thing all over again, loading stuff
then ask about repair, or keep the same configurations. I am lost on this one.


"Michael Stevens" wrote:
> In news:5B8A9BB0-1FA8-4410-B574-36744C563BB5@microsoft.com,
> Andrew E. <eckrichco@msn.com> respectfully replied ;-)
> > Did set-up finish or even start...I believe thiers a compatibility
> > conflict with
> > xp and 2000,a sure way of installing xp,boot to xp cd,(adjust the
> > BIOS for this),then at xp info screen select,install xp,new
> > copy,delete the partition(2K),
> > create one,then xp formats the hd and installs auto.
> >
> > "Matthew Game" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi people. I have recently bought XP Professional for my desktop
> >> (Dell Inspiron 8200) as I have been running Win 2K and wanted to
> >> bring the dell line with my laptop etc.
> >>
> >> I have run the XP disc from within windows and gone through the setup
> >> programme, but now my pc is not starting! It starts up with the dell
> >> picture, then goes to the XP loading screen, then says 'Setup is
> >> restarting' on a light blue background. The pc then shuts down and
> >> re-starts - to do exactly the same again.
> >>
> >> I have tried putting the XP Disc in and re-starting, as well as
> >> trying to re-start with the Win 2K discs, but absolutely nothing
> >> seems to be working! HELP Please!!!
> >>
> >> Matt
>
> And Andrew E conveniently leaves out you will lose all data on the Win 2k
> partition. Use extreme caution following his advice.
> --
> Michael Stevens MS-MVP XP
> xpnews@bogusmichaelstevenstech.com
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com
> For a better newsgroup experience. Setup a newsreader.
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/ou...snewreader.htm
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>
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