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System Reboot Problem,any Help Would Be Great

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#1 slyfox


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Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

I had a power outage a few days ago,but my system is plugged into surge protectors,when I start my computer it goes to a screen that says safe mode or start normally or last known good configuration.I've tried them all but it keeps shutting down when I use normally the xp screen comes up like it is loading up then a couple of seconds later it clicks and starts rebooting taking me back to the page asking which mode to use. Any help would be great,thanks

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:38 AM

how good of a surge protector do you have....

if its a high end one, then something must've slipped through it, however, I run without a surge protector and my computer has gone through more than a few power outages...so Im kind of mystified as to how yours would just go like this.

Did you keep your drives clean adn all that from malware, and spyware etc?
have you had any issues before with things like this, OR something similar...

this may very well be a harddrive issue, Or it may be something simpler than that,

Have you tried the repair windows option with your XP/98 disc? if not I may recommend you attempt that, as it may seem that windows is damaged somehow

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:56 AM

Something like this happened to me before though I'm not sure if its your same probem.

I guess sometimes when there's a power outage or something(not nessisarily a power surge) and forces your computer off at the wrong time, it can give windows some problems. For me, it corrupted some major registry\windows system files like the 'software', 'security', 'sam', 'default', and 'system' in C:\WINDOWS\system32\config . I just went in through windows recovery console thing on the cd and replaced them with ones in C:\WINDOWS\repair and it fixed it. This might not be your problem... because mine actually gave me the blue screen.
But repairing\reinstalling windows would probably be your best bet at fixing everything though.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 10:35 AM

Power outages are usually accompanied by surges. And surges aren't restricted to power lines.

In my case, I've had power surges through a telephone modem and most recently through my cable connection at the wife's office and at home.
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