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My computer just keeps restarting!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Thoraxe2010, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. Thoraxe2010

    Thoraxe2010 Thread Starter

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    I was defraging my pc one day and everything was running fine, then the power flicked off and on real quick in the house. When I turned my computer back on it started up fine then it would get to the screen where you select the user to log in as, right before that screen it restarts and it just keeps doing that till you turn it off. Is there anything I can do to fix it or if not that at least get all my stuff of the harddrive? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    insert the Vista DVD and choose Repair > Startup Repair.
     
  3. Thoraxe2010

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    Will that delete everything on my computer? Plus I don't have a vista cd it didn't come with it, do I have to go buy vista just to do that?
     
  4. lunarlander

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    You should be able to order a Vista DVD from your laptop manufacturer for $20-$40.

    To get data off your hard drive, download a Linux Live CD like Fedora 14. Boot with it, and you can then browse through your hard drive and copy out data onto a USB memory stick.

    The Startup Repair will not touch your data, it fixes problems when Vista doesn't boot right.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    I read somewhere that this Startup Repair may be preinstalled on some PCs. Boot the PC, press and hold F8, a menu should come up. See if there is a repair option.
     
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