Currently running WindowsXP system. Our Building had a Power Outage. The power was out for about 20-30 seconds. After Power came back on. We tried to reboot the computer. During that process we encountered a situation where the computer would reboot, and continue to try to reboot itself. It's as if the computer is in a boot loop or something. Because we don't have the install disks that would have come with the computer. The only option is to continue to try to reboot the system in the normal manner. We tried several times to boot in safe mode with no response. We also tried to disable the reboot process and that certainly didn't work
We tried several other options found here on the internet but with no luck at all. The information below is what we have tried thus far.
I have a Windows-based computer stuck in an infinite reboot loop. Why does this happen, and how do I keep it from continuing?
The reboot loop problem is often the result of a device driver, a bad system component or hardware that causes a Windows system to spontaneously reboot in the middle of the boot process. The end result is a machine that can never boot completely.
There are several steps that can be taken to solve the reboot loop problem.
Attempt to boot in Safe Mode.
If you can boot the system properly in Safe Mode (press F8 at startup), there's a good chance whatever is wrong revolves around a device driver. Safe Mode loads its own set of fail-safe drivers, which are minimally functional, but more importantly, stable.
Disable the auto-reboot function.
By default, the Windows's automatic reboot-on-crash function is enabled on many systems, and this is likely contributing to the problem by not allowing you to see an actual crash screen. To disable the feature, the registry on the machine needs to be edited.
I could really use the help. Being a MAC user, I really have no ideas on this matter. I'm trying very hard to help my roommate fix his computer. I know a lot about the MAC computer system. If I can be of some use to you guys here, then I would be more than happy to do so.