1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Automatic reboot on startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by samak, Jan 23, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. samak

    samak Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Hi all,

    Running XP Home on an Acer Aspire, on startup it gets me to the point where I have to select my user and enter my password. There is then a beep and the computer reboots again. And so we go round and round...

    I can enter the Boot Menu (F12 key) or setup (DEL key) and tried getting it to boot from the Acer System OS CD disc but that didn't work either. I note the disc refers to XP Home SP2 and I'm sure I'm using SP3 now so maybe that didn't help. But now I'm getting to the end of my limited knowledge.

    Any ideas will be greatly appreciated and a result will definitely attract a donation :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. surferdude2

    surferdude2

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    619
    Try pressing the F8 key repeatedly at boot to gain access to the Advanced Options screen. Then choose, "Last Known Good Configuration."

    If that doesn't help, do the F8 again and this time select "Disable reboot on system failure." That wll possibly allow for getting an error screen when it refuses to boot so we can read the text it presents and possibly get a clue as to what is causing the problem.
     
  3. samak

    samak Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Surferdude, you are a legend ! May your waves all be perfect and you never get dumped by them.

    A donation is on its way.

    Thanks very much.
     
  4. surferdude2

    surferdude2

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    619
    :) Thanks for the update so others may benefit.

    All the best, dude
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/976537

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice