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#1 billy6708

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:43 PM

firstly any help and advice would be appreciated.

it started with my dvd drive not showing up when i'd click on my computer my dvd drive is a lite-on lightscribe.
system restore couldn't solve the problem.

so i googled my problem and there were a few with the same problem most with no solution, one who had resolved the problem said they were on the phone to some pc call/advice centre and they sorted the problem out by changing something in their registry.

i use uniblue registry cleaner so i rstored to an earlier registry restore point then restarted my pc, thats when it started, it boots up to the microsoft wondows screen with the activity bar on it then it rebooted.

when it starts up i get the usual there was a problem start in normal, safe mode etc screen and it doesn't matter which 1 i pick it just restarts when i get to the windows activity bar screen.

i recently installed a new graphics card and i can't remember if i restored the registry to before i installed the new card thinking that might of been the problem i put the old card in and still the same i even changed it to the onboard graphics in the bios but still the same except just before it reboots a blue screen appears for a brief second not giving me time to see whats on it

my os is vista ultimate

thanx billy

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:26 PM

Well...you can try the upper/lower filters cure, it works for many.

Upper & Lowe Filters - http://delltrain.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/...d-lower-filter/

Upper & Lower Filters - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

Upper and Lower Filters. CD-ROM 314060 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:30 PM

thanks for the reply but my pc won't bott at all it just keeps rebooting so i can't access windows at all

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:38 PM

You have a Vista DVD?

Can you get into the BIOS?

You can remove the CMOS battery to force default CMOS settings...which might stop the reboots.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:42 PM

i can get into the bios, so i just take out the battery the one that looks like a large watch battery on the motherboard than start the pc or replace it then restart pc

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:52 PM

Since you can get into the BIOS, there is no need to remove the CMOS battery.

Elect the default CMOS settings, according to instruction in the BIOS...and then save the settings.

The system will save them and then reboot.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:12 PM

i've reset the settings to default but no change

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

Change the boot options in BIOS...and see what repair alternatives your Vista disc offers.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:55 PM

thanks a lot for the help, i changed the boot sequince and it sorted it out with the repair disc, once again thanks for your help your a life saver it was appreciated

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:05 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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