Windows keeps restarting after installation



Angel Blue01
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I just built my new computer. I have a abit AX8 motherboard, amd Athlon
64 3500+, Samsung 160GB SATA hard drive.

I just finished installing Windows. Windows installed alright. Except
setup recognized my hard drive as drive E: Its my first SATA hard
drive.

It restarted the computer. Now Windows refuses to start. It gets to the
point where Windows loads, then it presents me the list of how to start
Windows. Choosing any option will restart the computer.

Help!

Will Denny
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Hi

Does the list include 'Last Known Good Configration'? Can you access Safe
Mode to try a system Restore? If neither of those allows you access to
Windows, you may have to try a 'Repair' install of XP:

"How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Angel Blue01" <angel_blue_co2004@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1120231416.888423.318330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I just built my new computer. I have a abit AX8 motherboard, amd Athlon
> 64 3500+, Samsung 160GB SATA hard drive.
>
> I just finished installing Windows. Windows installed alright. Except
> setup recognized my hard drive as drive E: Its my first SATA hard
> drive.
>
> It restarted the computer. Now Windows refuses to start. It gets to the
> point where Windows loads, then it presents me the list of how to start
> Windows. Choosing any option will restart the computer.
>
> Help!
>

Angel Blue01
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
No, every option restarts the computer.

It tries to load drivers as safe mode and then fails. What should I do
from the Recovery Console?

Will Denny wrote:
> Hi
>
> Does the list include 'Last Known Good Configration'? Can you access Safe
> Mode to try a system Restore? If neither of those allows you access to
> Windows, you may have to try a 'Repair' install of XP:
>
> "How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install"
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Angel Blue01" <angel_blue_co2004@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1120231416.888423.318330@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >I just built my new computer. I have a abit AX8 motherboard, amd Athlon
> > 64 3500+, Samsung 160GB SATA hard drive.
> >
> > I just finished installing Windows. Windows installed alright. Except
> > setup recognized my hard drive as drive E: Its my first SATA hard
> > drive.
> >
> > It restarted the computer. Now Windows refuses to start. It gets to the
> > point where Windows loads, then it presents me the list of how to start
> > Windows. Choosing any option will restart the computer.
> >
> > Help!
> >

Angel Blue01
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I tried an IDE drive.

Windows wasn't recognizing the SATA drive once it was installed.


Windows keeps restarting after installation