ON my computer I just put in a new HD, as the old one had failed. I installed the OS, registered it, installed all drivers and SP2. I also installed a virus scan and office on the computer. Then it wanted to do all the updates. First was two, then a reboot. I rebooted then it started downloading updates again. When it was finished there were 67 updates left so i started to install them. The last one to install was IE7 so I installed it.
Once I had installed all of that it required a reboot. When i reboot it I get the black screen that asks me if I want boot normally, safe mode, safe mode with networking and one other option. I select normal. It starts to boot, I see the Windows XP splash screen, then it reboots. Next time it comes back to the same screen so I select Safe mode. It boots properly into safe mode from here. So I restart it, then I get to the same screen again, so this time I select safe mode with networking. It boots into safe mode and I'm able to get on the Internet from here. I reboot one more time and try normal mode again, and it still goes into the boot loop.
Does anyone have any idea of what this could be? The computer is a Dell Dimension 4550 with Windows XP home on it. 256 RAM, pentium 4, 2 gig processor.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me on this.