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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by waldo49, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. waldo49

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    I have been having trouble lately with my computer. It reboots on it's own at completely random times for absolutely no reason. I did change the automatic restart feature so I could get a blue screen report log of the problem, which I wrote down if that helps. It freezes sometimes (not as frequently), and it started failing to boot up at times. It just beeps about once every second and never boots up. It started doing this a while back before I changed my DVD burner, but seemed to get worse after I installed the new one. So I then removed the new burner and it hasn't done it again yet. I haven't tried reinstalling the new burner yet to see if the problem starts up again. Although, as I stated, it happened before this new burner install. As you probably guessed, I was having trouble with my old DVD burner too (hence the new burner) which was only a few months old at the time. So I did a destructive recovery and reinstalled everything on the computer. Can anyone help?
     
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    You did a destructive recovery? How?
     
  3. waldo49

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    It's part of my HP system. I can get into it through my program list or by hitting F8 (or Fsomething?) during start up.
     
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    It could be a bad cable to the dvd drive or a bad drive.
     
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