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Help! My PC keeps restarting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gta_2002, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. gta_2002

    gta_2002 Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have a P4, ddr 256 pc2700, 80gb hard drive pc. After I built it, I installed Windows XP home edition. Since than, my pc keeps on crashing. What happen is suddenly neither a box pops out to said restart, or blue screen. So, after I restart, I am in the safe mode menu. NO matter what I choose, Windows would load a bit (not even get into to the desktop), and then it restarts itself. Then it goes back to the safe mode menu, and the cycle continued. What's wrong with my PC? Is this a hardward problem, or a XP problems? Please help me, I beg everyone, because I am sick of reformatting every week. Thanks You
     
  2. BTS '76

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    did you have xp running at all before. I had a very similar problem, that was caused by a virus from a pop-up.

    I used the 6 boot disks, and with cd-rom support performed a restore,(which saved all my settings, and files) I then located the virus and deleted it. So far, no problems.
     
  3. gta_2002

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    The Problem is that I have used anti- virus software already, and no virus was found. After I reformat the harddrive, one or two weeks later, this problem comes back. And yes, my xp is running at all before this happen.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    If you were running ok previously, have you added any new hardware or software? If not I would download and run a memory tester to check your ram. How are your temps? You can check in the bios for cpu temp; most of the time P4’s do not run too hot so overheating is not a problem. Have you installed / updated the mb drivers, video driver, and any other driver that might be necessary? Do you have good quality ps? Cheap / underpowered power supplies have caused more problems than I care to count.
     
  5. gta_2002

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    where can I download a memory tester?
     
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