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Bri C

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My computor starts up and goes through its normal checks till it gets to the windows desktop - then it reboots - it will do this until you power off

Any body advise please - if you think it may be hardware let me know and i will repost

thanks
 

etaf

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have you tried to getinto safe mode
keep tapping F8 as it boots
you should get a menu

try last known configuration - see if that works
if not
reboot
keep tapping F8 as it boots
get back to the menu
then try safe mode
if that works

goto
control panel>
system>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320299

now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.
 

Bri C

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Thanks etaf,

Tried last know config and it rebooted. Also tried safe mode and it rebooted

I have enough confidence and knowledge to start pulling things apart if you think that is necessary at any stage
 

etaf

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i think the best thing now is to disconnect all unwanted devices
so just keep

MOBO - PSU - Harddrive

Disconnect the CD,Floppy, DVD etc

also reseat all the memory modules and any PCI cards and graphic cards
 

Bri C

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Done as told

also reseated processor, fan and mobo power


Still got the rebooting problem
 

Bri C

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PSU, MOBO, Processor & fan, ram, Hardrive

not reconnected anything since
 

Bri C

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Thanks for staying with me etaf

It has booted up my windows XP disc and I am reinstalling the os after disc format as I type

I will let you know outcome but that will probably be tomorrow
 

etaf

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Is this an XP disc or recovery CD
IF XP
you will also need the drivers for the motherboard, sound card and video
If recovery usually drivers included

what the make model of the PC
 

Bri C

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(y) :) :D Etaf

That cured it - I was ok with the drivers.

I wil refit what i disconnected the other night back 1 by 1 to confirm it wasnt the plug ins

Again thanks for sticking with it
 

etaf

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(y)
you can mark the post solved - see thread tools
 
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