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eMachines EL1200-05w Reboots constantly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AcesFull, Jan 13, 2011.

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  1. AcesFull

    AcesFull Thread Starter

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    I have a eMachines EL1200-05w that constantly reboots, and I have no idea why.

    It loads up to the Windows xp loading screen, and then shuts down and reboots again.

    If I can provide any information to help diagnose the problem, I will, I just need some help !
     
  2. DerekC

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    Have you tried Safemode or Last Known Good Config? Once the XP splash screen appears tap F8 (hopefully you get get to the advanced Startup menu before it reboots).
     
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    Won't boot into safe mode, I get an advanced startup menu but it won't load any of the options. It just restarts again.
     
  4. DerekC

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    Then the only other options I know of would be to
    1) Reinstall the OS
    2) Run the repair from the recovery console (on the OS cd)
    3) Remove the hard drive, plug it in as a secondary in another computer and run chkdsk /r
     
  5. AcesFull

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    I don't have a recovery cd for the computer, but If I obtained one how would I run it if the PC shuts off before it can load anything?

    Also, I received advice that told me to check the PC health status in the BIOS menu, and I am able to load this menu. The only thing that looked strange to me is that right under where it says "Shutdown Temperature 90*c/194*f" it gives a few values such as +3.3v and then to the right is has the number 3.32, but on the one that says +12v the number to the right reads only 11.70 volts. Has this ANYTHING to do with my problem?

    I know I am not a computer genius, but as of this point I am completely lost.
     
  6. DerekC

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    The voltage and temps don't apply. The computer is rebooting while it's trying to load windows, so there is probably a missing or corrupt file.

    If you obtained a cd, you would boot using the cd, (not the os, so it shouldn't shut down). Then in the windows installation menu, you can press r to go to the recovery console, and try the "chkdsk /r" command.
     
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