Old Duron 950 computer enters bootloop at startup RRS feed

  • Question

  • A Duron 950 with 512MB RAM and 40GB Maxtor HDD running WinXP SP3 enters a loop after 30 secs or so of trying to start WinXP and goes repeatedly back to the POST and BIOS screens over and over again.  It was dragged out of retirement earlier today, 27 Sep 2012, to run progs which will not even load on a current Win 7 64 bit machine.  The first start was successful, but after a shut-down to allow its borrowed cables to go back to the Win 7 machine to prepare data for it on a USB external HDD, it showed the fault explained above.  Any ideas?
    Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:36 PM