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Windows Xp Home Keeps Rebooting


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#1 rob1white1

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:42 PM

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I'm having a problem with a computer that I'm working on.

I get to the desktop of Windows XP Home and after it loads everything it keeps reboots.

I can get to the Desktop and do work in Safe Mode but not under the regular user desktop.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:25 PM

Check the Event Viewer for errors around the time of the reboot. Particularly check the System and Application sections (Start...Run...type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter).
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 07:11 PM

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I'm having a problem with a computer that I'm working on.

I get to the desktop of Windows XP Home and after it loads everything it keeps reboots.

I can get to the Desktop and do work in Safe Mode but not under the regular user desktop.

Any suggestions?


Maybe this will apply to your problem. HTH

VIA storage driver causes constant rebooting

Anyone using Microsoft Update on Feb. 16 was offered a very problematic VIA storage driver. What patchers found was that this driver made their machines unusable because of constant reboots.

People posting about the issue on Google Groups' Windows Update forum on Feb. 16 said the only thing that allowed them to recover from the reboots was to launch the machine's "last known good configuration." They could then uninstall the VIA driver.

If you have a machine that suffers from constant rebooting, regardless of the cause, you should be able to gain control by pressing F8 (or some other key defined by your machine) at a specific point in the boot-up sequence. Then select Last Known Good Configuration. This is explained in Microsoft KB article 307852.

Microsoft reportedly pulled the VIA driver from its update servers. I haven't yet seen a KB article about the problem.

Experienced patchers never install hardware drivers offered up by Microsoft Update. Why? Because too many of us have had bad experiences. There can be no greater pain than a dead machine. Instead, you should obtain needed driver updates directly from the vendor's Web site, where the latest versions are likely to be found.

Drivers are typically down in the "optional" section of Microsoft Update, but they can be in the upper, "critical" section if you have an OEM system.

The lesson to be learned from the pain and suffering? If your machine allows you to disable its "last known good configuration" feature, don't. It might help you out one day.VIA STORAGE DRIVER CAUSES CONSTANT REBOOTING




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