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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Kanden, May 22, 2012.

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  1. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    When I turn my computer (windows vista) on, it stays on for 4 seconds. Then it turns off for 4 seconds, on for 4 seconds, off for for 4 seconds and this cycle keeps repeating. The startup screen does not even have time to come up. I have tried unplugging and plugging back in, but this has not worked. Does anybody have any advice for how to fix this?
     
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    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    How to Access Safe Mode

    While the computer is turning on, tap F8 repeatedly until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode and hit Enter.
     
  3. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    Tried what you suggested, but the cycle is not long enough to pull up the safe mode screen. It will only stay on for 4 seconds, then shuts off.:confused:
     
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    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    Do you have the OS CD/DVD, Recovery CD/DVD, or a Recovery Partition?

    What's the make and model of the problem PC?
     
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    Dont have the OS CD/DVD, Recovery CD/DVD, or a Recovery Partition. Does that matter?
     
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    Yes, you are going to need one of those.

    What's the make and model of the PC?
     
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