Compaq TC1100 stuck in endless loop, won't boot up (568 Views)
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Alice Royle
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Registered: ‎08-22-2008
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Compaq TC1100 stuck in endless loop, won't boot up

One day I found my computer stuck in a loop where it said windows did not start normally, and giving me the options of starting in safe mode, etc. But It just repeats that screen no matter which choice I make with the up and down arrows. It does run through a quick series of messages, something about multi disc. Then a blue screen flashes by so fast I can't read it. Then it's back to counting down seconds from 30 to one, before Windows starts. Then I get the same error message about Windows not starting properly.
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Ron Silver_1
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Re: Compaq TC1100 stuck in endless loop, won't boot up

If you have the original disks put the first one in and select the repair option and follow the instructions.
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Alice Royle
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Re: Compaq TC1100 stuck in endless loop, won't boot up

Thank you, I will try that. I think I do have the discs.
Alice
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Jeremy Ronsen
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Re: Compaq TC1100 stuck in endless loop, won't boot up

Hit F8 to enter the boot menu and disable Automaticly Restart on Failure. The system will halt on the error.
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