Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:49 AM
I am working on a computer for a friend. The computer is a Compaq Presario 5300NX. They thought the mother board was bad so they put in a new motherboard and used their existing processor, RAM, etc. When the computer is turned on, it shows the splash screen, then right before it should begin to show the desktop, it flashes a blue screen for a split second and then restarts the computer. The computer will not go into safe mode, when that option is selected after pressing F8 during boot, it begins to try to load, but never loads the desktop, right before it should, it restarts. I have ran chkdsk /r , fixboot, fixmbr, and repaired Windows XP. After the repair, It loaded to the point of being able to pick which user to log in to windows. I picked one and it loaded the wallpaper and froze. Then i booted into safe mode successfully, but it was extremely slow (took almost 10 minutes). Then it was back to the way it was when they brought me their computer. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.