XP Pro install stuck in startup "loop" HELP!!!


M

Mark

The Account manager had XP Home on her NEW Dell Desktop computer (SATA
HD )

She went and purchased XP Pro SP2 and assures me that she followed the
prompts and all appeared OK. The system will reboot as part of the install
process but stops at 34% with a BSOD

BAD_POOL_Caller error STOP: 0x000000C2

I am not sure but it looks like a software or hardware driver problem.

I can not access the system recovery as she has no idear of the Admin
password and was baffled when I asker her.

I have tried safe mode and every other option but the system always goes
into the automatic mode of " Setup is being restarted "

HELP

HOW can I cancel this process ???? and undoo what has been done ?

If I can access this HD in another PC what files or dir do I have to edit
or delete to get it back to the original status of XP Home..

AND NO, she did not back up as every one said it would be straight forward
!!!
 
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M

Mark

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone and Will
Denny said
Hi

First of all, please try the following link to Jim Eshelman's web
page - right hand
column (C2)

http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

As I stated it may be hardware or software... I do not care :)

All I want to do is to stop the " Setup is being restarted " I want to be
able to cancel the SETUP process...

Safe mode goes to " Setup is being restarted " all other options where it
states do you wish to cancel result in " Setup is being restarted " ......

HELP - I want to get out of the " Setup is being restarted " loop
 
G

Guest

I'm having a similar issue running a repair. The repair runs, then goes into
the setup mode, and then hangs at 36 minutes "installing devices". No
hardware has been added to this machine in years. I tried disconnecting some
hardware, swapped out the CD and video card, and it keeps doing the same
thing.

I can Shift F10 and get a command prompt, but I'm not sure what I can do to
stop the Setup process.
 
P

Pentium

Pull the drive out and slave it to another PC, back up the files you want,
reinstall the drive, then reinstall XP Pro 2 - even if you must reformat.
 
G

Guest

Thanks. I realize I could do that. I have, however, seen various posts
around the internet with people getting stuck in this kind of loop. The only
answer can't always be reformat and reload. It's obvious that the OS is
reading something, whether it be a reg setting, or a folder that signals it
hasn't finished. And why don't we know what the heck it's 'hanging on'.
 
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M

Mark

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone and RayZ
said
Thanks. I realize I could do that. I have, however, seen various
posts around the internet with people getting stuck in this kind of
loop. The only answer can't always be reformat and reload. It's
obvious that the OS is reading something, whether it be a reg
setting, or a folder that signals it hasn't finished. And why don't
we know what the heck it's 'hanging on'.

:

I agree fully... If I knew where the system was getting the instruction to
keep installing I could get out of a silly loop and do somthing
constructive...

For me I was lucky... Disabled the onboard NIC (Intel) and removed a PCI
Modem card (Intel) and she finished the install .... Enabled the NIC and
all way OK.. Left the Modem out as they do not use it.. So have to assume
that the modem was the trouble...

Trouble was that if it did not fix it, I still had to get the data of
etc..... Will have to wait to get another Install loop problem and track
where the instruction is being accessed etc...


Trouble is these days is that there are so many new coyboys who only know
two commands in their Trouble shooting skill sets ( Delete and Format).

Give me the a wire wrap tool and and some discrete components and a block of
8 bits of core memory :)



 

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