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#1 tictx

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:56 PM

It goes thru 3 acreens and repeats



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:15 PM

Error messages?

 

Does it boot into safe mode?

 

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

I built it.  What specific infodo you want?



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:33 PM

Does not boot into safe mood.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

It goes thru 3 acreens and repeats

What 3 screens?



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

Istg screen shows detecting SATA and drives, 2nd  gives info abour device listing and  to enter del to set up and F11 to enter boot menu. . 3rd says select OS to start. Each scree iis on for only 2  ecs+/- and then istarrts the process over. To shut down I hold in the staart button. .



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

Confusing thread, tictx.

 

Have you tried removing all power from the computer, removing the CMOS battery & pressing the power button for 15 seconds? Replace the battery & try restarting. While you're in there, make sure that all cables are seated properly, Starting with the hard drive, power & data cables.

 

A Speccy snapshot, if possible, will help to show your system information. Run it, there's the option to post a link online, your personal info, license keys, etc won't appear. See the example in my sig. We have to have more to go on to assist you.

 

http://www.filehippo.com/download_speccy/tech/

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:37 PM

I did as you suggested and the restarted, The change to default settings showed on the screen. It still went thru the 3 screens quickly and recycled. It would not go into safe mode.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:59 PM

Boot from the XP CD. Press r for repair. When you get to the prompt c:/Windows  type in chkdsk /r

press enter, after the disk check has finished remove the CD, type in exit, press enter



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

Was the computer acting up prior to whatever happened or was it a sudden event? Sometimes it is sudden, oftentimes there's warnings, such as slow response times, longer startup/shutdown times, running hot, you get the point (I hope).

 

Have you tried the advise that alphazeta posted above?

 

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