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Computer keeps restarting endlessly

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#1 whiskeyclone


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:54 PM

Hi, I've got an HP Pavilion 753n running XP that I've had for around eight years, and this is the first major problem I've ran into that I haven't been able to fix myself. When I push the power button, the computer comes on, beeps, and begins to boot up. It shows a black screen with white text rolling down, and then it beeps again, and restarts. It keeps doing this until I turn it off. I can't get into safe mode, or anything else for that matter.

Before this started happening, I'd been having trouble with a virus I couldn't seem to get rid of. I ran all the scans, did everything I could think of. I might have gotten a little over zealous and deleted some required Windows files or something, I'm not sure, but this restarting thing began happening immediately after I deleted a bunch of stuff.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:40 PM

you can attempt a repair install and see if that helps you in any way, You will need an XP install disk

#3 bicycle bill

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:11 PM

I just checked your model computer and seems you can if you want to go that route restore from
out of the box with F10


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:44 PM

Next time after the beep, start tapping the F8 key until you get a boot options menu. If you miss the F8 window of opportunity, try again until you get it (more vigorous tapping).

If your system restarts continuously, choose from the F8 boot options menu:

Disable automatic restart on system failure

This will display the error message that you can't see when the system restarts itself.

That is what Windows is supposed to do when it has a failure - it is supposed to restart automatically. Tell XP not to do that.

The error you see on the screen has your clues...

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.

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