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After Installing SP2 system restarts continuousely

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After installing SP2 my computer restarts continuousely (after POST, whilst
trying to initialise windows) unless i boot from the sp2 CD every time i turn
on the computer, in which case it loads fine, from the HDD! i only use SATA
hard drives and have 2 IDE ports (used for CD drives). If i have an IDE HDD
installed before installing sp2, the computer starts fine, unless the IDE HDD
is removed, in which case the computer restarts continuousely again. There is
obviousely some kind of file or instruction missing from the SATA boot drive.
any ideas what this might be and how to get it on there? I have tried
updating all drivers and bios etc. before installing sp2 but allways have the
same problem.
Aug 11 '07 #1
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After installing SP2 my computer restarts continuousely (after POST,
whilst
trying to initialise windows) unless i boot from the sp2 CD every time i
turn
on the computer, in which case it loads fine, from the HDD! i only use
SATA
hard drives and have 2 IDE ports (used for CD drives). If i have an IDE
HDD
installed before installing sp2, the computer starts fine, unless the IDE
HDD
is removed, in which case the computer restarts continuousely again. There
is
obviousely some kind of file or instruction missing from the SATA boot
drive.
any ideas what this might be and how to get it on there? I have tried
updating all drivers and bios etc. before installing sp2 but allways have
the
same problem.

You'll get a lot more play on your issue in a Windows group, rather than in
this .NET programming group.

To find the group you need:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...D-2224A4FEB3EA

Then open your language in the TreeView on the left, scroll down to
"Windows", open and scroll down to "Windows XP" and
select a group from that category.

Aug 11 '07 #2

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