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Continuous Re-Boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dixiebox, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. Dixiebox

    Dixiebox Thread Starter

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    My computer (XP) continuously re-boots.It comes up normally, but then the screen goes blank and the computer re-boots itself as if I purposely hit the re-start! It has rendered the system totally useless. I tried to boot from the XP CD to repair or recover, but as it goes through the motions to read the system, the same re-boot occurs. I have tried to boot up in safe mode with the same result. Is there a fix? Help please!:eek:
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Ram is a good possibility and you really need to test it.

    Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory


    Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic

    Can you create a bootable memory tester using another computer?

    Test the memory tester on a good computer first to make sure you have created it properly -- then test on the bad one.

    Use the .iso type format -- but make sure you know how to burn an ISO file; if not just ask.
     
  3. oshwyn5

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    That it occurs when you are trying to boot to a bootable cd (the XP install cd) would to me indicate that the most likely culprit is the Power supply , which is cycling off and then the bios setting of restart after power failure is starting it back up.

    Yes, bad memory, a bad IDE cable or ide controller, bad motherboard or any of a number of other things could cause it too.
     
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