My desktop was running fine and sitting idle when it rebooted on its own. The "we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully" screen appears. I have tried every option it provides: starting normally, in safe mode, with the last known good configuration - but all have the same results. The Windows startup screen appears for a few seconds and then the computer reboots automatically. All of the hardware components seem to be in good working order and I did everything possible to eliminate a potential static electricity issue.
Any idea what the issue could be? Hardware? Software?
I'm running XP if that helps. The only two options I haven't tried are starting with command prompt and starting with networking - I wouldn't know what to do there anyway.
any assistance would be appreciated, thanks.
P.S. - HELP - this is my gaming machine!
Edited by patch, 04 May 2005 - 06:07 PM.