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Vista Restart Loop


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#1 jaysbar

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 03:10 PM

This morning my laptop booted, shutdown, booted, shutdown, booted...... It appears to make it to the login screen before it shuts down and reboots. In safe mode it seems to function fine. I'm running vista home with SP1.

I have ran the scndsk or srhdsk or whatever the 2-hour 5-step test that Windows can run at start up. Windows Memeory Diagnostic Tool found no problems. My virus scanner (Windows Security) won't run in safe mode but I was able to do a scan andfound nothing. Malwarebytes found a few items and zapped them. I confirmed that after a reboot.

Things that didn't work: disable the reboot on error restart (still shuts down mid-boot) - remove everything from startup in msconfig (they don't seem to disable) - system restore (wouldn't work got some error) - throwing the computer across the room.

I have been and will continue to uninstall things like java, adobe, and other programs I don't need to make sure none of them are fouling up the boot. Other than that I'm out of ideas so unistalling programs is my last effort. Unless I repost here, I've not done anything else and uninstalling programs have proved fruitless.

I would gladly accept any suggestion as to how to troubleshoot this.

Thanks.

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#2 jaysbar

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:28 AM

As it turns out reinstalling windows fixed the problem in no time.

See ya on the next one.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:57 AM

Pleased to see you back in business again: A re-installation of the OS is often the quickest and easiest solution, as well as the best in some cases.

Take care and good luck.
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