My laptop running with xp pro updated to service pack 3 decided to loop when start-up. In other words, it just keep on rebooting, up to the windows screen, and then restarts. I managed to get into safemode, and performed a chkdsk c:/r and many bad sectors and files were found, and replaced/repaired by the chkdsk, however, after chkdsk completed, and laptop restarts again, same story, in the loop.
I then decided to do a repair-install from the xp pro cd, and boot up from the cd. (my cd is old, only service pack 1 on it, I have to do all the updates again if succesfull)The repair went all the way okay, untill part two of it, where windows needs to restart to complete the repair, same story, windows loops with restart, and repair cannot complete.
I then tried to get into safemode again, but no luck, as it just hangs on the black screen where all the files scroll before it starts in safemode.
Any suggestions before I am going to loose all data by doing a format and clean install?