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Q: Restart looping

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%
I have done a ?Fix problems and Windows Updates? from the Systems and security. It says couldn?t find any problems. I also did a Check Performance Issues?No help.
I can open my control Panel but, many times anything I click on gives me a Message that the program has stopped working and only lets me close it.
I cannot get to Firefox or Internet Explorer that I know of because the system is constantly restarting.
I have been through many of the threads here on the forum and now have myself completely confused.
Thank you for your time.

Preferred Solution: Restart looping

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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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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

A:Restart Looping

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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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-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 ... Read more

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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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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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: 18GB 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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I have a HP Pavilion a1350n desktop, at first it has been looping at boot-up. I have un checked automatically restart in recovery/start-up.
Now it takes me to the blue screen with the message of oX0000007E.
I can enter safe mode and have run AVG, SuperAntiSpyware and advancedSystemCare.
When I re-boot, I still come back to the blue screen. Anyone have any help?
Also gave an AFD.SYS eror with a win32/patched.dx, have not received it since.

A:hp looping

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Q: looping

hello, real quick, i need a free program for playing a wmv for tonight, right now i am using DivX player, but i dont know how to keep it playing over and over on its own any help.

what about a different player i can load really quick and its free?

thanks it is for my sons visitation, lost him sunday at 13 months..

i would put his pic up but dont know how..



Do you have Windows Media Player? Play -> Repeat (checked)
alt+enter = Full screen btw

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Neighbor gave me acer laptop to fix. It's an acer with xp (not sure if it's home or pro). Her daughter was playing online games when it shut down and started looping. It does the black/white screen with the safe mode or last known good configuration, then flashes the blue screen so fast I can't read the error, and finally goes to an acer start up window. Then does it all over again.

I took a copy of xp and booted from that, it went through format and popped up with windows needs to restart to finish... blah blah blah and restarted only to do the 3 screen loop over and over again.

All suggestions appreciated


A:xp looping

In the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe Mode etc) choose Disable Automatic Restart on Error. This will allow you to read the Blue Screen error message.
Download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn alos in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests, if you get any errors (Red), one of the sticks of RAM are bad and needs to be replaced.

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Last night, I ran a spy hunter program that came up with 65 issues, mostly cookies. I cleaned up those and was required to reboot my computer.

After reboot... the log in screen appeared and the only option was "other user". I tried several things but noted the computer kept going back into a reboot... sometimes the screen would show "My PC", sometimes other things but the rebooting continued.

I tried to go into Safe mode by clicking the F8 and the shift F8, wouldn't work. I tried the "Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power > Restart."... that didn't work.

Now each time the computer restarts, I get a red screen with:

The local Session Manager service failed the sign-in
The RPC server is unavailable.

And an "OK" button....

When I click on OK, I get the Other User log in which I can't access...

Wait a minute or so , the thing reboots again.


A:Can't log in, looping

Use a system restore point if you have one.

Else restore from a disk image if you have one. (Everyone should use disk imaging routinely - Macrium Reflect (free) recommended by many here)

Another possibility might be to manually restore the system backup of your registry.
I'll guess you don't have the above means of restoring your system, so you're left with the hope this may be feasible.

This won't help you directly at this stage from what you've said, so for reference only:
Accessing Safe Mode in Win 10 is not by hitting F8 on boot by default. (My boot time to the lock screen is around 13s - no time). You access Safe Mode typically by SHIFT + Restart and navigating thru a sequence of prompts, or by booting from Win 10 install medium, and via Repair thrua similar sequence of prompts.
Also see:
Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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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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Q: looping

My XP Pro will not boot it attempts to load and just continues to re-boot etc.
I never made a boot disk(shame on me its my kids) and the XP Software was preloaded.
ALso there is no floppy drive so I cant download startup disks from Microsoft.
I do have use of the cd&dvd drives but I have nothing to load.
Any help would br greatly appreciated

Q: Looping

Hi There People

Has anybody had this problem before.

My screen freezes and whats on the screen just stays there,like it is in suspended animation or continual looping.

Ctrl Alt Del does not even show up.

Once the mouse un-freezes, I can not even click the cross to close the site.

I have done a full scan and no viruses or trojans etc

I have got this far without a freeze so I will get this posted before it happens

I am running XP Home




Hello tony,

Can you please post full system specs. Also how old is this computer?

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Q: Looping

I own a intel inside mdgflex laptop and it has been looping for 12 hours now and I need it for my school work
I am wondering if anyone knows what to do
I have tried to turn it off 3 times
Held the F8 and F10 button and it still loops


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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New here...hello all.

Does anyone know of a program that will continually cycle through all open Windows? Kind of like an automatic Alt-Tab?

I need it for monitoring purposes. Thanks.

A:Looping Alt-tab app

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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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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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Q: Looping

Last night I had just finished getting rid of a Trojan infection w/Spyhunter. I then installed CA anti-spy/anti-virus when system began to reboot, it went into a random loop process. CPU would get to desktop & begin to reboot again. I turned computer off overnight to let things cool down & started fresh this morning. Same thing began to happen & would reboot to various stages & would begin to reboot again.
I tried opening in Safe mode w/no success. I tried rebooting w/my Wdws XP disk w/no success. I'm just not literate enough to know what's going on. Can anyone help me?


Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.Type: chkdsk /rIt's important to have a space before the "/".To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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Hey guys, it's your friendly neighborhood willydigger here,

I just finished my intro to VB college course and I have a question. The final project was a TicTacToe game. In the game I made a grid of label (Label1, Label2, Label3, etc).

When the player or the computer would win, I would change the forecolor of the winning trio from Black to Red to highlight the winning combo. When the game reset I returned the forecolor to Black.

My question is this, can you alter an object name in order to loop?
In order to change the color back to Black I had to write the following:

Label1.ForeColor = Color.Black
Label2.ForeColor = Color.Black
Label3.ForeColor = Color.Black

Is it possible to do something where I could write one line of code and loop through 1 - 9?

Thanks, any help would be great!


A:Looping Objects in VB.NET

If you had set up the labels as an array you could have had code that looked something like this:

for x=1 to whatever
next x

Hope this helps,


PS: I'm not sure if that is a new VB.NET syntax, but in VB 6, you can change color using the syntax I did....

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Hey everyone, long time no post :]
Problem one: Yesterday I opened my computer and before I got to the login screen I was redirected to a screen with options such as "Safe Mode" and "Start Windows Normally".
No matter what option I go for, the computer restarts and returns back to that screen - creating a loop.
Before this screen appears I am told that my disk drivers failed or something (sorry but I don't remember the exact words) and I should put my system CD in (I assumed it meant my Windows Setup CD, which I later found out was correct).
Sooo my sister had to reformat the computer/re-setup Windows Problem fixed.
But today I log on and the same loop appears, but this time I just quit the Windows Setup. Problem fixed...for now?
Question One: Could this loop dilemma have been avoided the first time? (By just quitting the Windows Setup like the second time).
Question Two: I have a feeling that this will happen again, can this loop be permanently fixed? If so, how?

Problem two: FIXED

Thanking you in advance :]

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Hello and Welcome to TSF!!!

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