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Extreme Problems, Please Help!! Overheating? Restarts By Itself!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cory_x123, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. cory_x123

    cory_x123 Thread Starter

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    Hey All,

    Well as the title says, I am having some crucial and serious problems with my current Home PC.

    First off, my PC is custom built and probably is about 3-4 years old. It's really not that old, but I know I should keep upgrading the software/hardware or buy an new PC every couple of years but I do not have the funds to do so atm.

    The first problem is that it restarts by itself. I'm not sure whether this is due to overheaing, bad power supply or what. It is getting extremely frustrating and bad.

    Second problem is when it does restart, it does properly load. I get an error message and asking if I want to continue with the last safe settings of my PC, or start windows normally.
    I have tried both options, and whenever I hit them it will get to the XP loading screen and just restat again and keep repeating. I have no clue what this means but if anyone does can the PLEASE help me?

    I am in the process of reformatting it, and it was completed recently. I was reinstalling my drivers, such as my chipset etc when it asked to restart to update the hardware like normal. It's not letting me back into windows, it keeps doing the same process that I stated above. (Not loading all the way and restarting at the Windows XP Screen).

    So please, if anyone has any solutions or can help me please contact me VIA AIM or just post here! Tips will be given if somebody can guide me through this.


    AIM - DestinyxMD
     
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    cory_x123 Thread Starter

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  3. SB305

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    Seems like this may be long haul - try to resist the temptation to apply the sledgehammer cure if it is. :D
    First, can you say exactly what CPU you have?
    Second, have you checked the hardware temperatures in BIOS?
    To get into BIOS you repeatedly tap a specific key (usually either Delete or F2) immediately on starting the PC.
     
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