Unfortunately, there is no BSOD, no boot log either. I have nothing to go by as far as the error messages are concerned. Computer gets pass the BIOS screen and reboots almost immediately. No splash screen, no BSOD.
Since we use InjectMSD to inject correct SATA drivers i have no idea what is going on!
Could it be a HAL problem?
I don't know that a wrong HAL can cause a reboot loop. The symptom I'm used to is "black screen". You don't get as far as the WinXP splash screen, you don't get a code 7B blue screen (which would come after the WinXP splash screen), the machine just hangs until you reset it. It doesn't reboot. But maybe, who knows, on some machines the symptom might be different...
What do you do in terms of HAL? Did you follow the recommendation of the HII rev 9 document, i.e. downgrade the source machine to the ACPI HAL? Have you seen these 2 recent articles:
I only know about recent laptop machines based on the intel Montevina chipset that require the new halconfig, but it is worth trying if it solves your problem. It is simple enough to use. Upgrade your halconfig.exe to V2.2. Add the following parameter to your halconfig command line: /cab=sp3.cab. This assumes that you have a cab file called sp3.cab in c:\windows\driver cache\i386. It shouldn't matter which HAL you had on your source machine and whether or not you downgraded it.
I have had this same issue on 10 of the 100 optiplex 760's we have. The pc would just reboot and reboot. One of the techs pulled the addon video card we had in it and it would boot to windows then reboot with no blue screen. After chatting with dell for 5 hours they sent a tech out to replace the boards and power supplies, since doing this they are working fine. idk if this info will help but I know how anoyed I was with it.
We also saw this with some of the 760s we have here. For us the fix was to set the Sata controler mode to ATA. For some reason I could not get the AHCI drivers to work.