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computer reboots on start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rene59, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. rene59

    rene59 Thread Starter

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    Hi I have windows xp home edition, I have just reformatted. When I switch on my computer it takes me to welcome screen and reboots again. It might do this a couple of times, before it loads windows. I have run my virus program no viruses. Any suggestions
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  2. Iceworx

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    First you should make sure you donĀ“t have windows rebooting after a system failure.
    To do that, go to
    Start - Control panel - Performance and Maintenance, then under the pick a control panel icon section, click system. Go to the advanced tab, and then click settings under Startup and Recovery. Then click to select one of the following check boxes under system failure.
    'Write an event to the system log'
    'Send an administrative alert'
    'Automatically restart'

    By default the automatically restart function is selected.

    Anyhow, now you should get an error message, once you get it google it even if its just a bunch of numbers.
    If you DONT get an error message and the computer keeps rebooting It might be a hardware problem.

    Could also be bad RAM, or a bad video driver. Try rolling back to your previous video card driver, or downloading the latest one.

    I would also try a check disk to search for faulty files.
    Go to My Computer, right-click the C drive, select Properties, and then go to the Tools tab, and select Check Now. Choose 'automatically fix file system errors' and Start. Repeat this process for all hard drives on your computer.
     
  3. rene59

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    Hi Bloodworx Thanks for your reply, I have had to connect my son's computer up to my internet, as my computer won't even stay on. It goes on but reboots continuiously. I will have to give it to a friend who fixes my computer. Hopefully he will be able to find the problem. Apprieciate your help Thank you rene596
     
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