Solved: XP keeps rebooting

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

tommyd123

Thread Starter
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
18
Win xp HE S/P 3

When booting, system reboots just before welcome screen. have tried removing hardware and ram, still does it.
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2008
Messages
11,761
Try tapping F8 on start up and choosing safemode

Do you have any disc that came with the laptop?
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2010
Messages
24
Something I like to try is use an Ubuntu live cd to see if the computer will boot to it. If it does, then the hard drive is at fault, or you know that it will boot to the cd drive and you can examine the hard drive from Ubuntu.

A neat thing 9.10 has is a hard drive reporting tool, it will tell you if SMART is tripped or if there are bad sectors on the disk. Also, the computer has to be set to boot from the cd-rom in BIOS for it to work.

It's worth a shot.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

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 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top