Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:29 PM
Hi all! I'm new to this forum, so I hope I am posting in the correct place.
Here is the problem I am having. . .
Every time I start my computer, it will post. After it posts, it starts the windows XP professional loading screen. During this screen it will automatically reboot. No blue screen, no warning, nothing. It is just like I'm pressing the reboot button. It just goes right back to the post screen. It'll do this about 4 or 5 times, sometimes more. Everynow and then it'll make it to the welcome screen, but then reboot again. Every now and then it'll completely log in, and reboot after about 2 or three minutes of using the computer. However, if I can get it past that 2 or 3 minutes stage, everything works fine. Finally, about 50% of the time, windows asks me if it should boot in safe mode or not. If I do boot in safe mode, the same problem occurs.
I have run a windows memory diagnostic tool, and it found no errors with my memory. I have a friend that suggested I take my computer apart and put it back together, but that seems a little odd. He said maybe my video card isn't seated properly. I don't know though. I'm pretty sure it's in there pretty well.
Does anyone have any other ideas what could be causing the problem? Or should I go ahead with the video card? My problem seems to be getting worse and worse as time goes on.
Thanks for your help!