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Computer Wont Load Up Properly.


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#1 matty34

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:57 AM

Hey Everyone.

My dads computer has just stopped working for some reason. I can normally figure out why it doesnt work, but this time I cant..

So this is what i've done.

I've started up my dads computer, it goes to the black screen with "Safe mode" "Safe mode with networking" etc etc. I clicked the bottom one (Load micrsoft xp normally blah blah blah)

It gets to the start up screen, then it just restarts itself. I thought, huh. Lets try Last Known Config, but it restarts itself like I stated earlier. I then tried booting it in safe mode, and safe mode command prompt. It still doesnt work, but what I did notice, a blue screen with some writing pops up just before it restarts, but you can read it because it restarts after like a less than a second.


My dads computer is a Windows XP pro by the way.


Thanks everyone who helps me.

oh, btw. I can take a video of what happens if you guys want, if you cant figure it out. Thanks again.


Edit: sorry if this has been asked before.

Edited by matty34, 14 September 2008 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:12 AM

Do you have an XP installation CD?
Have you tried a bootable diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer's website?
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#3 matty34

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:13 AM

No, I dont have the CD.



No, I havent.. How do I do this if I cant load up past the start up screen?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:17 AM

Was anything newly installed on the computer?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

No, nothing at all.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Seems like a driver issue or a missing windows file.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:35 AM

Laptop or desktop?

For future use: Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm

To break the auto reboot cycle now, I would try to remove the CMOS battery for a few seconds:

Open the computer case and find the battery on the computer motherboard, verify that it will be accessible and that it can be removed. Most computers today use a coin cell CMOS battery as shown in the image to the right.

If you are unable to locate your CMOS battery you will need to refer to your motherboard or computer documentation and/or contact your computer manufacturer for additional assistance in locating it.


The real problem here is that you seem to have a Windows install that needs repair...and you don't seem to have any tools by which to effect a repair.

System manufacturer...and model?

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:27 AM

Sorry, I dont know the System Manufacturer/model. I have a feeling it was custom built from a friend of the family.

I'll try n find out, but like I said, im pretty sure it was custom built.




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