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Computer will not boot past Windows XP loading screen?

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The screen will flicker after the XP loading screen then it will disconnect and it will constantly repeat the process. So I tried repairing it with the disk and it did not work, I tried using the recovery prompt to fix boot and that did not work. I ran chkdsk and it said there was an error so then I did chkdsk /r. It said it repaired errors, yet it would still not start. This is not my computer by the way, so I took out the guys hard drive and plugged it up to my computer to view his files and see if there was anything I could do, I have no idea what to do. At the moment im running some virus scans just to be safe. I want to avoid formatting it and getting rid of his data. Also I dont even know where to get the drivers for his computer so that is also an issue. Any ideas?
Edited by Kyubimark - 5/28/11 at 2:34pm
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Boot to your windows xp disk. Then hit R and enter the repair console. Enter the command Fixmbr. Try to boot. If that doesn't work run do the command fixboot. Bot commands will ask for verification, just hit yes.
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I tried the fixboot that didnt work. As for fixbr, im no longer on his computer. I took his HD out and stuck it in my computer. Can I just set in the bios to boot from his HD and see if it will work?

Nice picture btw, every time that commercial comes on all I can think of is how much of a dumbass he is.
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Is that when the issue started? After moving the hard drive to your computer? If so, that may be expected behaviour, if the chipsets and what not do not match up.

Otherwise, if that happened before all of this and you've just taken his hard drive to fix up, that is a different story.

I don't see fixmbr really doing anything, as the boot record should be fine if it's booting up that windows install, the fact is it's getting to the xp loading screen then rebooting.

If anything, I'd just attempt either restoring to an earlier date, or repair the install using the xp disc.
    
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No it wouldnt boot on his computer and I tried all that stuff then took it with me. A repair does not work either.
Also last known good configuration didnt work either.
Edited by Kyubimark - 5/28/11 at 3:21pm
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