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Continuous Restart Looping

Q: Continuous Restart Looping

-AMD Duron, 1.35 GHz. Put the thing together myself. Its got a
PCchips K7 Motherboard (model M863AG/G), 256 MB RAM, 15 GB Hard Drive, and CD/DVD Player.

Today my second major crash has occured. The PC had been on and working for several hours, until it was in midsong on Media Player. No response from any input, frozen screen, and constant hard disk activity. I restarted the PC, but it locked up again as soon as login screen appeared. Now, I cant even get that far. The PC will get up to the Windows loading screen, and will automatically restart, no matter what i do. I've tried Safe Mode, Last Known Configuration, unplugging my guitar stuff from the PC, etc. etc.

Notworthy previous problems

A similar problem occured when i had my 40 GB and 15 GB hard disk working together. There was a loud annoying clicking noise coming from the hard disk. Constant hard disk activity (even tho no apps were running) and then crashing. Blue screens saying it was physically dumping my memory due to problems. fortunately i was able to transfer the files i needed from the 40 GB storage drive to the 15GB (where windows runs off of). Immediately afterwards, the 40GB became nonexistent. I scanned the 15GB afterwards and found no viruses. Thing were working well...

For about a week ive heard a fast repetive quiet clicking within my computer, and I just assumed it was my case rattling since i didnt have it screwed on fully. But even if its taken off, i still hear it. I have not been able to locate the source, but im guessing its coming from some loose part inside, not from the hard disk. It has not hindered PC performance.

I use a DigiTech Guitar Workstation hooked up via USB to my PC to record songs. It came with a Cd, which gave 2 programs(ProTracksPlus 2.2 and X-Edit, [which i havent gotten to work at all]). It also came with some drivers for the USB so it could send MIDI signals to and from the Guitar. I've had many bad installations with this included CD, but i just figured my PC wasnt meant for recording and i was having difficulty with my 40GB. Once I got it to work though, life was sweet, except for the occasionally nonspecific error, causing it to close. No big deal, I just restarted the program and continued where i left off. I;m not sure if this program with its drivers is causing the problems.

CPU Temp is around 114F (is that too high?)
Found some dust bunnies too, but its all dusted out and my PC still doesnt work.

any ideas? (be specific in ur responses, im not good with computerS!)


Preferred Solution: Continuous Restart Looping

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Continuous Restart Looping

Does your pc freeze or does it restart?

If it restarts can you hear a clicking sound from you Power Supply?

I had a faulty Power Supply a while ago and it sometimes but not always would do multiple restarts whilst Windows was still loading. Ususally I could hear a click just before the restart. If you can he a click to then try using a friend's power supply, preferably a friend who know knows more about pc's than you so that he can help you with installation. If the issues are gone then you obviously have a dying power supply on you hands, if not then I can't offer any more help.

Or maybe just take the pc to a pc fix-up place and allow them to determine if it is the power supply or not.

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

A:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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My computer crashed got a blue screen told me to uninstall all newly software so I did and was on Google chrome and crashed again think I have all new windows updates was suggested to to burn a Linux is jujutsu on disk to see if this would fix problem didn't. Can hit F-8 and go though all the options starts to run the files stops at a certain one and goes to start up window show Microsoft then goes to blue screen and then goes to Dell window information. Keeps doing that I have attached what one of the blue screens say when I select F-8. I am not sure if this is what the one say when I try to boot if you could help greatly appreciated. No recovery or reboot disc available. Trying to get them but if there is another way great. Do have an external hard drive available but not sure how much that will help. Using Dell Inspiron 1526 Windows Vista Home premium.

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When you tap F8 - does it reach the Advanced Boot Options screen?

There may be a recovery partition - but all your data and files will be lost, overwritten.
Tap Ctrl + F11 at start up.

How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc

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Hello, I am brand new & not a real computer geek. I can normally follow instructions. But, I did not know how to get the report that is ask for in the Posting Instructions. Sorry I failed.
I will try to be as clear as possible with what I have done or any info you need.

Windows 7 32 bit Full retail
HP Pavilion a6110n
It was a clean install 4 months ago onto a new hard drive. At the same time I got a new card and installed a second monitor. I?ve had no problems until now.
As soon as it boots I get a pop up saying ?Windows explorer has stopped working? immediately flashes to ?Windows Explorer is restating?. All desktop icons disappear but, the desktop background stays so, it is not completely shutting down on each restart. I only have 5-10 seconds between starts.
I have disconnected everything except Keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
I have tried to boot into safe mood and the screen just stays black?it does NOTHING.
I have tried to boot from the original Windows 7 CD and it boots from the hard drive not the CD.
System Restore says it cannot restore no matter what point I have tried. It says it is possibly being blocked by anti virus even though I think I have turned everything off. But, it is constantly restarting so I am not sure if everything is staying off.
I can do a Control Alt Delete and get into task manger. Task manager shows: Processes 55 , CPU Usage 0-40%, Physical Memory 33%
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A:Restart looping


Welcome to SevenForums.

Insert your Win DVD.

Shut down your computer.

Remove power from you computer.

Reapply power.

Start your computer and IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F2 key.

This will get you into the bios where you can change the boot order to boot first from the optical drive.

On some systems, you can tap the F12 key to do a "one-time only" boot order change.

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Ok, so I've tried contacting Microsoft Support several times, and they just keep sending me back to the form to request for help. I've given up hope on them. Anyways, here is my problem.

My computer is set to automatic update. I saw that it was updating, and instead of telling me it needed to restart, it restarted on its own. When it tried to restart, it gave me an error message saying that my sfc_os.dll file was missing before it restarted itself again. It then gave me the option to go into safe mode, which I did. It gave me a few memory errors then finished loading. Before I could do anything, it restarted again. It continued to do this till it stopped loading safe mode. It gets to the Windows XP loading screen, then restarts back.

I have tried restoring to last good known configuration, and it fails every time. When it goes to load now, it asks to run chkdsk, it freezes during the 2nd step. I have tried my hdd in my brother's computer which is the exact same model as mine, and was able to run chkdsk as well as load into windows. However, it didn't appear that the drivers for the mouse loaded as I wasn't able to use it and eventually the keyboard stopped working. I did scan it with Malwarebytes and Norton and nothing was detected. I was thinking that because of the memory errors, I could try replacing the RAM in my computer with those of my brothers and see if I make any progress. I don't think that's the only problem, but I coul... Read more

A:Restart Looping

Compaq Recovery/Restore CDs, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07143Without a disk to reinstall/repair the O/S...and inability to boot into XP, there's little you can do to troubleshoot/correct whatever is wrong (IMO).FWIW: Reference on the file mentioned, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...library/sfc_os/Louis

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A friend of mine bought a new laptop Acer 4750G intel core i3 with 2gb of ram and 1gb of video card, 64 bit. The said unit has no OS installed when he bought it thus, he ask me to install windows 7 ultimate. The installation of win 7 was successful together with the third party softwares. I activated the OS by executing the "[deleted by mod]" and the computer will restart automatically.

My question is why the computer restart repeatedly after activating the OS. i did the same procedure a lot of times and it gives me the same result. I firmly believe that there's no problem with my installation disc (32/64 bit) as i was using it in a 32 bit computer for more than a year now.

thank you for any assistance that you can give

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I am the IT manager here, one of our XP Professional machine has issue.

When i start the machine, it has the XP loading screen (with the window XP logo), which is normal.
Then after that, it will restart the machine by itself, so it will keep looping to restart, i never can get into the desktop. why?

I tried to use my XP CD to do a repair or chkdisk, it tried to load all the system files, then i said it failed because some .sys corrupted.

I am thinking to do chkdisk, any boot CD chkdisk utility? or give me any suggestion for this issue!

Please give me some advise,

A:XP machine keep looping to restart

Can you boot into safe mode?Try the last known good configuration option?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#02It helps if you provide...exact error messages. I'm sure that MS has millions by now and it's impractical to guess what the system is trying to tell you.Do you have MS XP CDs...or recovery/restore disks provided by the system manufacturers?Louis

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HP Pavilion 761n, 1.67 GHz, 512 mb, XP Home Edition

This crazy machine freezes to the point of no return at random. Sometimes, but not always, the screen will have a green strip and the rest of it rust color at freeze time, but usually the screen remains intact.

Get this: When you push the power button on the front of the machine it will go into a loop cycle from blue HP logo screen to selecting which type of Safe mode to use, back and forth. The only way the machine will start correctly is by flipping the surge protector button off and wait for the green light on the power supply to turn off. Then you flip it back on and use the power button on the front of the machine.

Another thing: I set up DSL for the client and it was working fine. When the machine froze, and got it powered up, the DSL modem works fine, but the computer will not access the Internet.

Are these symptoms the power supply? Could it be the CPU? Could it be the USB pulling down the power supply? I ask this because when the HP all-in-one USB printer was power on, the system seemed to freeze a bit more. How can I determine the problem? I used AIDA32 to check the system, all the fans were running on the inside and it indicated no problems. Help!


A:Machine freezing then looping in restart

Even the best of us can overlook the simple things at times so here are a few questions for you.

Are you using a firewall or antivirus program?
Have you gotten any error messages?
Have you checked the Device Manager for any yellow !'s?
Have you tried booting to "last known good configuration"?
Have you tried System Restore?
Have you checked msconfig/startup to disable programs not necessary at startup?

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I have somehow managed to infect my desktop (microsoft xp home edition)during a download process. I was opening an application that, in retrospect I should not have. Anyway as soon as it opened I knew it was bad!!! I attempted to lockdown the computer but no good. I whipped out the power cable as quick as possible but too late im afraid. Now my desktop is left in a conituous startup loop. It gets as far as booting to the windows screen but then begins an automatic reboot. I have tried atrating both in safe and last known modes to no avail. I think I may be looking at a system reboot from disk(which I cannot find), if so will I be able to retrieve my data from harddisc?
I feel extremely stupid for having opened the file. I did scan it with spyware doc. previously but got an all clear. Is there anything that i can do? And perhaps there is some info you can share with me in relation to checking any files that you are unsure of in the future.

Thanking you in advance.

A:xp desktop infected and looping restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.



RAM: 1×8GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair

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Roughly 2 hours ago I went to restart my father's computer to install Windows 7 updates. While restarting, I received the attached image instead of the loading Windows screen. No matter which of the option given it always will loop back to said screen after a brief Windows loading screen.

F1 key loops it back
Delete key gives me an error sound and will not proceed
F12 gives me a BIOS screen, but if I exit it, I am given the same manufacturer screen

His computer is a Gateway SX2802

Gateway SX2802-07 Specs - CNET

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Manufacturer error screen looping after restart

Most probably is Hard disk failure.

The 2 sentence from below, Port 3 Device Error

SATA Port 3 is the Seagate hard disk
Also it mentioned S.M.A.R.T. Cable as Status BAD

Need to remove the Hard disk.
Hence it will always show this screen if you do not remove the BAD HDD.

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I was getting ready to watch a movie on my Windows Vista Ultimate computer but I had noticed it was running rather slow so I decided to restart my computer. I clicked the restart option through the Start menu and it went to the shutting down screen... then it stayed there w/o moving for 10 minutes and I didn't see any updates or anything that would delay the shut down of my computer... so I then pressed the restart button on my computer case and it went to bios and went straight to this screen>>>
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Collecting data for crash dump …
Initializing disk for crash dump …
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 0%
It continually goes from 0% to 100% then reboots and it won't let me start in any of the modes such as safe mode or previously booted mode or anything.. it just continually loops to the blue screen of death message I get above.
Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this problem??? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!

A:Vista Ultimate BSOD looping restart HELP!!!

Try a system restore from the Vista recovery environment.


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Hey guys GW here,
ok so after my first dillema of having the wrong graphics card i bought a PCIe on and all is well... or so i thought. when i boot it up all the BIOS and stuff goes well until it tries to load windows , then it flashes a blue screen and goes to the
"Im sorry windows screwed up blah blah blah"
start in safe mode
start in safe mode with networking
etc etc
so i wanna know what is happening

PSU:350w Antec
GFX Card: Geforce 6200
HD: 2x 80 gb samsung
CPU: AMD Athlon64 (dual core 1.8)
thanks in advance

A:Continuous restart?

Hi there GrayWolf...have you tried the various boot options (Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config)?

Also, do you have any details from the blue screen which comes up?

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Here's the situation:
If I restart my laptop, on the BIOS (i guess?),
it will ask me to choose OS, which there's only 1 option (Windows 7).
After that, the laptop will beep contionuously, short continuous beep to be exact.
Nothing weird happens, except the beeps.

And if I boot my laptop normally, it won't beep.

From what I've searched, I assumed that it's RAM's problem
But, it will only beep if I restart the laptop.

Can anyone please tell me what's the cause of it and the solution to it?

A:Continuous Beeps on Restart


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I run a dual boot setup of Debian and XP. Things have been going swimmingly since last January until I rebooted from linux into XP. The boot logo appeared briefly and then the system restarted. No errors or anything. I ran a local chkdsk and it said my MFT was corrupt and wouldn't continue. I then connected a seperate hdd with another installation and ran my hdd as a slave. The new installation picked it up, ran chkdsk, fixed some errors but it was still restarting on boot.

Eventually I wiped the partition and installed XP again. I then had to restore GRUB (thanks windows) and eventually everything was more or less good again. I switched between the two once or twice with no problems until I tryed to boot into XP again a few hours ago. Same booting problem, however this time the partition is spotless as chkdsk reports).

I've spent all day put my software back on, setting up servers, etc. and am reluctant to wipe it yet again - it's apparent that I have to find the cause here as formatting isn't going to work (that much I've learned).

Things I've tried:
Recovery console: Disabled all boot services; ran fixboot.
Replacing registry with default repair version found in \windows\repair\.
chkdsk a fair few times (no problems).
Removing USB devices (worked in the past).
Things that I know won't work:
Fixmbr. I have grub and it points to the windows partition just fine.
Bootlog is useless, it doesn't even initiate.
Things of interest:

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A:XP Continuous Restart on Boot

Just a suggestion, re-install XP and then don't restore Grub, use XP like that for a while, booting using it's own bootloder, and see if it crashes.

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Hey there everyone, sorry if this question has been asked before.

I am a new vista ultimate 64 bit user. I have just obtained a new system and was running vista ultimate 64 on it just fine. I noticed that my cpu cooler fan was not spinning properly. I also noticed that my computer would crash randomly and tell me that there was a problem with the hardware. A friend reccommended that I reinstall the OS and I did just that.

Upon reinstalling the OS, I like to download and install all of the updates. After the updates are done installing I try to restart the computer but when it reboots, it says there is a problem, and asks for me to insert the installation cd to repair the computer. I have done this MULTIPLE times and this is becoming very VERY frustrating. The computer will run just fine if I dont run any of the windows updates on it.

I am technologically inept so I am sorry in advance if this is an easy fix. I hope that someone can help me take care of this problem as it is REALLY starting to piss me off haha.

Thanks a lot

A:Continuous System RESTART

mmmmmm this could take a while so ill start you off , reinstalling the operating system wont fix a hardare fault It seems odd that its fine without the updates , the only real way is to istall the updates one by one and find out exactly which one is causing the problem then come back and post the offending update (assuming of course your hardware is ok which is a differant issue altogehter )

either problem can be solved but it involves some work your end , so im afraid its install one by one till it goes t!ts up again

you have sorted your cpu cooling yes?

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Hi all,

I am new at this forum and I need your help in order to solve an important problem with the computer. I have the impression that is a software problem because the computer hasn't worked since the execution of updates of SP2.
I have Windows XP Professional and until October I was using SP1. I installed SP2 but I had lots of problems with a programming software so I decided to come back to SP1 again. It has been working properly until 4 days ago, when my sister executed updates of SP2.
The computer began updating process, and at the middle of the process, the machine hung so we had to end different tasks and restart it.
Since that moment, the machine is restarting incessantly being unable to load Windows XP. At the black screen of loading, the loading bar of Windows suddenly stops running and appears a blue screen very rapidly, after this, the machine restarts.
We have tried to execute recovery console but asks for an administrator password, and we haven't. Also, we tried safe mode but the computer hangs.

I have read several posts explaining problems about TV Media software and SP2. I don't know if TV Media was installed as a result of an automatic download and is the main cause of restart.

If something else has had a similar problem (continuous restart), I would be very pleased If you could give me some advice and help in an easy way, easy explanations because I am not good at computers.

Thanks a lot

A:Updates SP2: continuous restart

Welcome to TSF

Can you boot to Safe Mode ( tapping F8 at boot) and go to Add/Remove programs and remove SP2 ?

Microsoft recommends that you use the following methods in the order that they are listed to remove SP2. PLease click on the link below for complete instructions.

Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
Click to select the Show Updates check box.
Click Windows XP Service Pack 2, and then click Remove.
Follow the instructions on the screen to remove Windows XP SP2.
Perform a system restore to return the system to a point before Windows XP SP2 was installed.

There is more information HERE

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I am having a problem wit one of my comps. Its a PC (Compaq) desktop, that was originally running ME but we then downloaded XP onto it bout 2-3 years ago. Anyways when we start up the computer it loads up to the xp loading window then blue screen flashes for a split second. then it restarts over and over again. This goes on forever. I tried shutting it down right after the XP loading window and used the safe mode but same thing happens can someone help?

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Well, it all started a long time ago. I got a horrible virus package (from a free "spyware removal" program ), and fumbled my way to fixing that... Yes, it left some trojans icluding virtumonde and some others that didnt seem to do any harm...at the time. So some time later I skim a website I guess and BAM! I get other viruses that dont allow me to even get on the internet... I fumble my way through all that with programs I downloaded and fixed it. but recently i got smacked again. Figured I could do the same as before...no such luck.

I didnt put this on the Spyware/Virus forums because it seems to have turned into a windows related problem now whereas it started out a viral issue...

Heres the current situation: My computer is doing a continuous loop, going from the very first boot screen, to the F8 screen where i have the options to restart in safe mode, restore from last known safe config etc... I can highlight and click on any of these options but it just starts all over again. I can go into setup but I dont see anything there that can help (and I'm not very good at the guts of the system anyway).

OK... NOW to tell you how I got there: when I picked up this latest batch of spyware I tried to fix it as before...some things worked using spybot, AdAwareSE, XoftSpy, Windows Malicious software tool, as well as a couple others that I'm confident arent some smokescreen for more maliciousness. But of course nothing got out the ever present nasties that ... Read more

A:Continuous Restart Loop...

Do you have a Windows XP CD?

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Yesterday, I installed XP (SP2) on one of my computers, and installed most of the security updates. Today, I started the computer, and it kept on restarting after the Win XP startup screen, but after a few cycles, it loaded the desktop. It then installed WGA, and then wanted a restart. After that, it got into the same reboot loop, but this time, it won't get out of the loop. There is definitely no malware on the computer because it is a fresh install and I haven't downloaded anything except updates from windows update. I then tried Safe Mode, and that worked, but regular startup still doesn't work. How can I fix this?

P.S. I myself am a guy that fixes computers, so there's no need to simplify terminology. I am asking here because I cannot figure out what the cause is; there is no blue screen or anything showing up, the screen just goes black and the computer reboots.0

P.S. #2: I might just put Linux back on that computer is I can't figure out the problem. I don't really like windows anyways.

A:[SOLVED] Win XP SP2 Continuous Restart

Update: I tried to boot the machine again, and it started up after a few cycles, but the problem of repetitive boot cycles is still there. I examined the event viewer log, and I found no potential culprits. I'm perplexed.

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I just bought my computer in November from Fingerhut it didn't come with any system disks. I tried to reset it to factory reset and it loaded to 64% and now keeps restarting please help

A:How to stop continuous restart loop

What is the exact system model? What is the current OS installed on the system?
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors. 
Download the OS media here - http://dell.to/1JsMeJg
Reinstall the OS using the image above and check if it works.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I just recently did an upgrade to my pc which involved installing a new CPU fan, a PCI wireless card and some more RAM. While installing the fan I accidentally hit the mainboard with a screwdriver twice with some force, but it seemed to have made no mark whatsoever. After the installs I booted up the computer and now it just restarts itself over and over before the POST test. There is no video on the screen but the BIOS only beeped once. I then unplugged the floppy drive as it seemed to be making quite a bit of noise and the light appeared to stay on longer than it should have. So I did that and after reboot the same problem occured only now the BIOS beeps 8 times. I have an AMI bios and it says that indicates a video problem so I replaced my current video card with another one I know works and the same beep code persisted. I'm beginning to think I may have damaged the motherboard although there is no visible nick in the board at all ... even through careful inspection under good lighting.

If anyone has any other ideas or suggestions I would be more than happy to hear them. I'm kind of at a loss for what to do other than buy a new mainboard.

Much appreciated,

Dave Smith

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I've been running Raid 0 with 2x Maxtor 160GB HDs. I'm pretty sure it failed on me. Here's the story of what happened below.

Chapter 1: Corruption

On Wednesday night my computer basically froze on me so I manually reset it. But everytime it got to the windows logo screen with the scrolling line at the bottom it would restart again. So it was stuck in a continuous restart loop. I tried going to safe mode it would restart there too, it wouldn't load previous settings that worked also. So I decided to google this problem and came across some solutions that would have me extract a new copy of the kernel32.dll from the XP disk using the recovery console. So I get to the console (after desperately looking for a floopy drive for the raid driver) but it would give me a blue screen.
ntfs.sys stop: 024 error, which basically says that my ntfs is corrupted, I looked into that a bit and it seems that the most likely reason is that my HD is dying on me and corrupted the system.

After you read this if you have any suggestions pls let me know. If not read below.

Chapter 2: The New OS

After many hours of trying to get my computer back up. I decided to install the new SATA HD I bought a couple months ago. I installed Windows onto it and everything works perfectly fine. So I basically know its the raid thats the problem. So I plugged the raid back in and windows first wanted to scan the system files on the raid. I canceled since I had some BAD experience with that befo... Read more

A:Continuous Restart, Possible raid 0 problem

Still waiting for an advice/opinion. Thread started disappearing without a reply.

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Hi, Good Morning;

Have a Compaq 7700 series Armada laptop that refuses to shutdown when off switch is hit. The pc goes thru the motions,
produces a "wait" screen then a "ready to close" screen, and instead of just shutting-down, it will restart- continuously. The problem is new. Also, there will periodically flash an instruction
box indicating the the pc wants the W98 Disk installed, but it goes away as quickly as it appears- this occurs as the pc- or so one would believe- is in the midst of shuting down-

Thanks in advance for any and all assitance- would genuinely appreciate some help here-


A:Compaq laptop continuous restart...

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My 600E IBM Thinkpad (Win2k Pro) began continuously restarting yesterday. When I did a BIOS check, I got the following error on the Systemboard
Dev 001
ERR 91
FRU 3610

I pulled out the CMOS battery on the systemboard, as suggested elsewhere, in this forum. I rebooted with NO cmos battery, but it continues to restart, and I can't get at any files/can't do anything at all on it.

My questions:
- do I have to REPLACE the CMOS battery before this behavior will stop?
- will this correct this systemboard error/ continuous restarting?


A:Thinkpad 600E continuous restart

does this link help?

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I am having the same problem, except that I cannot even get it to reboot into Safe Mode, so I can't change or check any of my settings.

A:Similar Problem - Please Help! Continuous restart

Hi and Welcome to TSF

I moved your reply as we recommend everyone have their own thread. It is much easier to keep everyone on the same page

So you are having an issue with the system rebooting? At what point in the bootup sequence is it rebooting? have you tried another power supply unit that meets your computer specifications?

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This is another desktop, In which I was trying to help solve the original problem, and now they're both the same way and I feel horrible about it.

The original computer kept restarting, and eventuallywith the help of members here, I assumed it was a bad video card or video drivers. SO, I took the DVD-ROM and the Hard drive out to allow they to continue using the DVD drive for work programs, and to try to get some files from the hard drive.

I installed the DVD Rom, and remembered that it would sometimes not open and it would spin very fast and read slowly, but it "worked". I put it in and installed some drivers for it.

The Hard drive froze the computer, so i immediately took it out and didn't try again.

The computer worked fine for about 2 dsays, then I was called, and they said now the 2nd machine is doing the same thing.

Now, instead of stoping on something about ivpmon, this machine freezes and restarts at "XXXXXX\System32\Config\System"

I am comepletely clueless now, and like I said I feel so bad about this, i thought i under stood and obviously did not.

A:Please help, Computer / XP won't load, continuous restart.

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My laptop seems to have a hardware issue, but I can't figure out what's going on.

A book fell smack on top of my laptop, and ever since the following happens. After a minute or 2 after starting, it will return a black screen and restart. This happens with two different internal harddrives that I swapped out, as well as with a recovery disk. One of the drives is a little faster in starting up than the other, and the system will actually boot. With the other drive, the system won't even get to booting up completely. I can't get into safe mode. I managed to start up completely once, and shut down successfully, but that didn't solve the problem.

So it doesn't seem to be a drive or software issue. What could be wrong here?

HP Pavilion DV6000 with Windows Vista home edition.



A:Black screen and continuous restart with any HD

The CPU heatsink being partially knocked off is the first thing that springs to mind. After that, any one of a number of loose connections or dislocated hardware, up to and including a cracked motherboard, but I think motherboard is probably a worst case scenario. Does the LCD panel continue to work during the reboots..? Because I'm sort of curious as to how you missed that with the book.

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ok basically my laptop recently started not working, what happens is it starts comes up with a screen of options (safe mode, command prompt etc.) if i pick "start normally" or "most recent settings that worked" then it will go to the windows loading screen then a blue error screen will pop up for a sec then it will restart. If i choose "safe mode" or "command prompt" then a long list of files shows up then i can't do anything. now i have tried a windows recovery disk but i cant seem to get my laptop to run off the disk, so yeah any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:blue error screen and continuous restart

When you choose Safe Mode, a bunch of code scrolls down the screen. Eventually, Safe Mode will load, it may take several minutes. If you leave it for 5-10 minutes and it does not load Safe Mode then you have a problem. Then restart the computer and boot into the Bios (after restart hit Del, F2, F1 or F10 depending on your computer brand or whatever key it says to enter setup on the black screen) In the Bios get to Boot order and change it so that CD rom drive is the first boot device. Save with an F10. Put the bootable XP CD in the drive. When the computer restarts it should say "press any key to boot from CD rom drive"

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My computer is 6 years old, so I reinstalled Windows on my computer to give it a fresh start. After my initial 80GB hard drive was partitioned and formatted and Windows was installed, I went to install the drivers for my Gigabyte GA-7NNXP motherboard (so that I could detect/read my 230GB HDD linked via SATA, where all of my saved data is). However, when going to install the GigaRaid and SATARaid drivers from the CD that came with my motherboard, it gave me a warning saying that the drivers "could cause system instability" because they have not been approved by Windows (or something like that). If I don't install those drivers, the computer works fine, but I cannot get to my 230GB HDD. So I went ahead and installed th drivers, and when I get the blue error screen, I get this information...

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000002A, 0x00000006, 0x00000000, 0xF779EAFB)

*** SI3112r.sys - Address F779EAFB bast at F7797000, DateStamp 3ed7e3b9

Can anyone help me with this problem? It's getting really frustrating, and I would appreciate any and all help/information anyone can give me...

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help, I believe I have a Trojan or worm, my PC (hp pavillion xt 993, winxp prof,) PC went down last night and I was able to do a winxp repair from cd. It went down again today but now it contionuously restarts. When I try to access safe mode it will just shut down and restart again. When I try to do a win xp repair again it checks the system and states thaT the drive has no problems and to use /p to do the chkdsk anyway. Well if I put in the /p or chkdsk/p it says error no such command. Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do next?
Thanks dgeyer

A:PC continuous restart Trojan? can't access safe mode!

This sounds an awful lot like the sasser worm. I too was a victim of this fairly old worm.

The symptom is this: You fire up your computer. Get a windows error and a count down to system shutdown which prevents your ability to patch you system which removes the virus.

If this sounds like what is happening to you try this to stop the shutdown process: Click on 'Start' then 'Run' type in 'shutdown.exe –a'. That should stop the shutdown process. Now you can download this tool to remove the worm: http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2004-050114-1706-99

Hope that works for ya. Keep your system up to date with the latest security patches from microsoft and make sure you have anti-virus running in the background (AVG free is excellent and fully functional).

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I was surfing the web when a bogus malware notification (I forget the name but it started with 'A') came up. I immediately ran MalwareBytes, it found 1 file (I believe it was Hijack.regedit or something) I clicked Remove Infection and then it said to Reboot. Now comes the problem. I have tried all modes of startup and never get past the Windows screen where it is loading. A blue screen flashes with info on it, but it reboots too quickly to read it. This happens over and over and I cannot load windows. I need a fix and/or a way to save some files/pics etc then I could do a fresh install. Please help. Especially if someone knows how I can get files off the hard drive via the disc drive and then i would just do fresh install thanks

A:Continuous Restart on Toshiba Laptop w/ XP Media Version

Hello, please try to follow the steps below. I am moving this topic to the malware removal forum so we can used more advanced tools.OK this file is big Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doingTwo programs to downloadFirst ISOBurner this will allow you to burn OTLPE ISO to a cd and make it bootable. Just install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic. Instructions SecondDownload OTLPE.iso and burn to a CD using ISO Burner. NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.When downloaded double click and this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CDReboot your system using the boot CD you just created.Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps hereYour system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.Double-click on the OTLPE icon.When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select YesWhen asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select YesEnsure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OKOTL should now start. Change the following settingsChange Drivers to Use SafelistPress Run Scan to start the scan.When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txtCopy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this systemPlease post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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After a Windows 7 update today my computer turns on, goes past the welcome screen, then shows up with an error reading "AHCI BIOS not installed" and something about clicking on CTRL+S to enter setup and then restarts. This keeps on going continuously until I shut it down. I've read suggestions on forums to run chkdsk but I can't get as far as the Advanced Boot Menu; I can get to the setup and regular boot menu and when I boot from my hard drive the computer restarts.

Any suggestions?

I partitioned my hard drive a week ago and installed Ubuntu on it. However, I think the error is due to my update today.

A:AHCI BIOS not installed & Continuous restart loop - Windows 7

AHCI is an advanced controller interface for sata drives and it
is usually a setting for the raid controller.
If you are not using it,might want to disable it in the bios setup.
If you are using it,I can try to find the registry hack that enables
it in windows without reinstalling,but you still need to see if you
can disable it and get into windows first.
Set it to sata or ide,whichever is available.
Not raid or ahci.

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Hi all,

I've got a real problem on my hands with my acer laptop. Every time I boot it up, it comes to the screen where it says that Windows encountered a problem. It then asks me to chose whether to boot windows normally, or in safe mode etc. I have chosen all of the options and the outcome is always the same. The windows boot screen appears normally and then a BSOD flashes up very quickly, (I am unable to read what it says) the laptop then restarts and continues in this cycle.

I have tried inserting an XP pro disc on which I have tried to access the recovery console. It reaches a certain point and then restarts automatically with no warning whatsoever. I have tried various other recovery discs that all work for a few minutes at best but then the laptop just shuts itself down.

I have tried using an ubuntu livecd which works fine, but I really need XP and some of the documents on it.

If anybody could help I would be really grateful.


A:- Automatic BSOD crash at boot - Continuous start-restart cycle

Well the existance of an Ubuntu Live disk red-flags the possiblity that your Linux Grub is ultimately the source. I had this situation and had to do a completely New Install as support for XP from Linux people is non-existant in fact they will laugh in your face.

Only it's not funny...

I just re-read your post. Please pay close attention to the Recovery Console options and try it again, as you should be able to boot to this no matter how corrupt the HD software is.

If you REALLY can't get there, then I would be thinking hardware problems and not software. So then if the Ubuntu is working, that sort of indicates the hardware is GOOD, which is a pickle, for sure.

<looks for a pickle icon ...>

Hmm . . .

Okay, here's my thought.

Download & install the HD utility software for your particular HD. All the manufacturer's make this available on their web-site's Support section and run the utility to make sure the stinkin' HD is good (or find out maybe it is BAD, only Ubuntu doesn't know it yet . . .)

Also, maybe the Utility can FIX whatever is wrong.

If the HD turns out to be good, then I don't know what's next. Maybe the HD cable, the CD/DVD device or maybe even HEAT. Is your CPU fan clean & spinning really, really fast ?

Or Power Supply maybe. How old is it, what is it's wattage and is it a good one or a cheapie no-name ?

Hay ever-body ! Come help this guy; this one sounds FUN !!!

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Hello all,

I have been experiencing BSODs or vertical gray line freezes while playing the new WoW Cataclysm. I am able to play 2-20 minutes at a time and then I get those crashes. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card and I am running Windows 7 (64 bit). I am up to date on my graphics card (10.12 driver released 11/25/10). I have tried many of the solutions on the WoW technical forms and have had no success. I can provide a DXDIAG or MSINFO30 if needed.

Any suggestions?


A:Continuous Black Screen Freezes with Radeon 4200, Force Restart

Quote: Originally Posted by bhendri

Hello all,

I have been experiencing BSODs or vertical gray line freezes while playing the new WoW Cataclysm. I am able to play 2-20 minutes at a time and then I get those crashes. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card and I am running Windows 7 (64 bit). I am up to date on my graphics card (10.12 driver released 11/25/10). I have tried many of the solutions on the WoW technical forms and have had no success. I can provide a DXDIAG or MSINFO30 if needed.

Any suggestions?


Please provide the information.

Have you tried turning down your quality settings? You have to remember the Radeon HD 4200 is an onboard chipset and is not nearly as powerful as a discrete card.

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Hi all,

I've got a real problem on my hands with my acer laptop. Every time I boot it up, it comes to the screen where it says that Windows encountered a problem. It then asks me to chose whether to boot windows normally, or in safe mode etc. I have chosen all of the options and the outcome is always the same. The windows boot screen appears normally and then a BSOD flashes up very quickly, (I am unable to read what it says) the laptop then restarts and continues in this cycle.

I have tried inserting an XP pro disc on which I have tried to access the recovery console. It reaches a certain point and then restarts automatically with no warning whatsoever. I have tried various other recovery discs that all work for a few minutes at best but then the laptop just shuts itself down.

I have tried using an ubuntu livecd which works fine, but I really need XP and some of the documents on it.

If anybody could help I would be really grateful.


A:Automatic BSOD crash at boot - Continuous start-restart cycle

Welcome to TSG....

Use the Ubuntu live to back up all of the important data and laptops are usually special tyoes of computers and take a bit more work to do a clean installation than a desktop. Make sure you have all of the recovery disks including the special driver disk if you do not have this one call the manufacturer of the laptop and order a complete new recovery disk set for your computer. Also while talking with them have them get you a guide on how to re-install Windows on this laptop. The on-line thru email should be able to give you this.

Question can you get into windows at all to do anything even for a short period of time?

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acer aspire z5610 i have my computer is on for maybe hour or so then i hear the beep then stop then beep comes back looping sound continues then computer freezes then automatically shutdown restart it self i took it back to acer giving them say problem they did the test but they said they quote it fine but still having it

i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still there
Can anyone help me

A:computer looping sound automatic restart computer


Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

All three Prime95 tests: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

If you get any BSODs, provide us with: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hello Guys,
Lots of problems ... all started when I "reply" to a known email address and got a malicious BOT. My completely up-to-date Trend id'd it as pak_generic.001. Said info was being accessed remotely and directed me to stay online and scan via their housecall -- Go figure. I started downloading all kinds of Microsoft antivirus tools: malicious software removal tool, windows defender, and live oneCare. Problem with live OneCare ... it wanted me online and I didn't want info stolen from the remote accessing bot.
After running all this stuff ... nothing finally showed, but something was still odd with the mouse. Still looking for something, I went to upgrade my Trend from 2008 to 2009. (Side problem: we have a driver that always popsup to be disabled. Never a problem before, but for some reason now, I was having installation problems.) Long story, trying to make short, right now I have no virus protection on machine. It would not go into safe mode, so I tried to force via "msconfig".  Okay, I know I don't belong there, but this is what I did: under "startup" tab -- disabled all startup services; under "boot.ini"  tab -- "checked all boot paths" and it came up okay, then I clicked the boot option "/safeboot ... minimal". Restarted the computer expecting it to finally go properly into safe mode and got a continuous restart look going.
I put in the Win XP Pro CD to repair and after running it... Read more

A:Continuous restart loop. Pak_Generic.001. stop : 0X0000007B(0XF78D2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)

I found this in another forum.  I worked for me.
I had the same problem with a Dell Optiplex 330. I received the STOP 0x0000007B(0xF78DA63C,0x0000034,0X x0000000,0x0000000 error message if I booted with Windows XP. I resolved the issue by the following actions1. On start up (Dell logo), press F2 to enter BIOS 2. Expand the "Drives" section 3. Go to "SATA Operation" 4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA" After that, I could get to the recovery console.  It couldn't read C:, I did a chkdsk and rebooted and Windows came up as normal.  It happened after loading IE7 on a pc at work.Okie Dokie

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I've got a problem I just can't see any way of fixing.

My son's Acer Aspire laptop is about a year old and has worked just fine. Recently he decided he needed to free up more room on the hard drive and figured he would uninstall some components from his Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003. Not sure exactly what he took out, but now the computer is in a continuous, never-ending loop of:

The Windows Installer box comes up saying "Preparing to install...". It seems to "flash", like it starts to go off then pops up again. Several times.

Then a box comes up saying:
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Installing Error: File not found
A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found.
Original installation source required.

It says to to browse for the source, so I put in the CD and choose it, but then the following box comes up:
"Error 25091: Set up failed to change the source"

When I cancel ANY of the boxes I mentioned above, the "Windows Installer Preparing to install" pops right back up again. Hit cancel on it and it pops right back. Again and again. It never goes away.

Sometimes a box comes up saying:
Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003"
But the progress bar never budges. Left it up 24 hours even.
Then I cancel that and - yep - the Windows Installer preparing to install jumps back into its loop.

I tried to uninstall the Office, but it won't let me. ... Read more

A:Windows Installer in continuous loop...continuous loop...

Is the computer operable at all?

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Hello everyone,

Insert any USB device to this computer, Computer keeps restarting and it wont stop doing that until I remove the usb device. I tried with all the usb ports on this computer and problem is the same. Even by hooking up a usb keyboard or mouse, computer wont get to the login screen. it keeps on restarting. It wont even go into 'safe mode'.
Anyone have any clue whats going on and the solution to fix it?

My appreciations in advance!.

A:Insert a USB device to this computer, It is going to restart and restart and restart

scroll down to 400, might help.


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I have a compaq presario 700us laptop. I needed more ram. I went to a web site that said my maximum ram was 640. so i called office depot to compare prices. they said according to pny.com my max ram is 384. I cant remember exactly but somewhere around there. but the highest they make is 256.

so i went back to the other web site, found a tech ph # and asked them to explain how they figure my max ram could be 640. they said they tested and tested the same pc as mine and 640 worked great. but the biggest they made was 512. fine, i bought it. i put it in. worked great for days.

Then I decided to go high speed. aol with roadrunner light. downloaded aol 9.0 with all it comes with. got started and then things started hanging up. then got an error message. some file missing. my laptop is at home right now but if someone can help me i can write back and get the error message. basically, it brings up a black screen with lots of writing on it giving me the choice to start up0 in safe mode, safe mode with networking, last good known config... i clicked on every single one, it reverts right back to the same screen. i would reboot, try again, take the battery out, unplug, plug back in, reboot, same thing, like it wont go any further.

so I got out the 3 disc set of quick restore. inserted disc 1, said i would lose everything, fine i said okay, brought up another screen, are you sure, press 1 and enter. i did, brought up the first page again asking me if i was s... Read more

A:My Pc Looping, Getting Nowhere

According to the site that computer came with 256Mb of RAM. It also staes you can only upgrade to 384Mb.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...cname=c00009633

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Q: Looping

When I try to get on Facebook my laptop starts to redirect. It goes very fast. It just loops from Facebook to redirect. I have to close the window down to get it off. This is a Windows 7.


Hi ladywolf419, welcome to TSF..

where are you being redirected to?

Are other sites affected?

Have you noticed any performance issues lately....things like slow online browsing etc?

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Heloo Everybody... Yesterday I was Playing Game on My PC And suddenly My PC Display All Colourful Dots appeared So I Restarted By Pressing My restart button.. But my PC doesnt turn On.. I unpluged everything and drain all power Since nothing had happend... When I turn on my PC The Light Around power button Appears and after few seconds It Restarts again and again..
I had check All Thing but nothing help.... Can Anybody helped.. Please.
My CPU Doesn't start... The Monitor display and Key board all are blanck... Only Mouse Light Appears but the light under the mouse doesn't Appear

A:PC IS Looping Again and Again

1) How old is your system? 2) What is the make and model of your power supply? Without being able to see it it sure sounds like your power supply is the culprit.

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Hello people. I am an experienced fixer-of-PC's, but tomorrow I am picking up an 8.1 desktop which is looping, and from what I read on web yesterday, it can be difficult to get in via safe mode with machines running 8.1, which I may want to do quite early on. Apparently the F8 key input does not work because the bootup is so fast it is done before that input is recognised - really?? I am wondering what else I need to know before I start. I know nothing about the machine - what sort of drive etc - the owner isn't even sure he can find the OS disk, so I fear I am in for a fun time, not. I have worked on a couple of Windows 8 machines previously but not to troubleshoot boot problems. Picking brains on here will give me some hope that I will work out the how-to's. Thanks

A:how do I get into a looping 8.1?

Not ideal as it might cause some corruption, would have though sfc or dism should fix though

If you have trouble getting into windows, force crash it while its booting (hold power button in while its booting to force it off)
after doing this 3 times windows will automatically give you the safe mode/repair options as it hasn't successfully started windows

Others might know a better way, but I have done it this way a couple of times

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I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology but my computer ,Dell XPS 700, dual everything. XP Media Center

1. Trying to restart, motor accelerates but gets to the Dell logo screen and then winds back down to Point A. Will continue this "looping" (the windup and wind down indefinitely) and cannot get into computer.

2. Have found unrecognized program "Keenfinder"

3. Get message in taskbar to run "chkdsk utility file corrupted". I've done it 3 times and each time it is pointing out a different file. Example: Java.

4. Am including Hijack This log in case anyone sees anything. Thank you for taking the time to read this and come to my aide. You all are angels!!

Merry Christmas!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:13 PM, on 12/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Sh... Read more

A:Anybody else looping?

Post that log on this forum for expert help


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Hello all ..thanks for your great work

I was not sure if I should post here or in the spyware area

I ran malwarebytes after a infection that said something about hard drive problems ...my fried was good enough to run the varmint and then announce that he had saved my computer ....

I ran Malewarebytes had 19 infections ...I have used it so many times in the past I guess I got soft and didn't even look at the infections..I just hit remove all ...then as it removed I did notice 3 of them said something about rootkit ....I thought hmmm that cant be good

now it goes tot he windows screen first pass of the slide ball ..and it reboots again ...will not go into safe mode either
its a HP Box win xp pro sp3
no recovery on it

no discs hit f11 for recovery ..I asume that will format and ect ect

A:XP looping

Can you hit F8 just after the HP Logo and enter safe mode, or at least try to?

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