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Ok I recentely bought a new pc and installed a new harddrive I formatted it and installed windows XP all was well until i got to the part about entering my product key, it was invalid so I turned the comp off and switched it to the old comp which i'm on now to see what I have to do to get a new product key, and I found out I had to phone microsoft so I did and got the new code. Then I rigged up the new comp back up and then as soon as it the windows XP bar thing loads my comp keeps restarting and goes in a cycle. I cannot stop it I thought I would format my hdd and see what happens but it won't even let me go into raid utility! I press f4 or ctrl + s and nothing at all happens and I know the keyboard is working because I can get into my motherboard BIOS. Please someone help
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Just a few notes:

.Was working fine when I used the 20 gig harddrive
.Was loading the XP but I didn't have my product key that was when I shut it down and then next time I turn on it does this so I have no clue what it could possibly be.
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Sounds like a corrupt OS.

Is there any chance you can do a re-install? Or will it not let you get that far?
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Well I thought it might be a bad OS so I thought i'de reformat my drive and get another copy of XP but it won't let me into the RAID utility to re-format. I press F4 or ctrl + S and nothing happen just keeps loading then it comes up with the Windows screen with the blue bar once thats loaded it just restarts and continues until I manually shut down the computer.
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post #5 of 5
Sounds like it only happened when you put the new HDD in.

Try installing it on the new HDD only to see if it goes smoothly (pain in the ass i know)
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