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Problem installing windows 7, keeps restarting

Q: Problem installing windows 7, keeps restarting

Hey everyone, I was trying to reinstall windows 7 on laptop using a dvd. Everything seems to go smoothly until the very end. I put in my name, time settings etc. After it restarts, it says it goes to the windows start screen and then it restarts. It keeps doing this in an infinite loop. Do you guys have any idea what I might be doing wrong? Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Problem installing windows 7, keeps restarting

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: Problem installing windows 7, keeps restarting

Do you get any message at all? Try banging F8 during boot and get safe boot option, or step-by-step boot to find out what is tripping it up. Try changing HDD boot order in bios after it has failed to boot once. Sometimes it is best to completely reformat the HDD before install from DVD. Go right back to having no partitions. Suspect DVD is not a normal source for an install of Win 7 on your specific hardware. That being the case, it could be the correct drivers for your laptop are not present.

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hi guys
i just installed a new copy of xp sp2 there are no updates installed on it still and i installed the sp3 pack everything went smooth till almost the end when the screen resolution went weired and then when the installing was done it asks to reboot and i did reboot but it did never access the windows it just kept rebooting, i entered with the safe mode and made a restore and it kept the same but then neither the safe mode is accessible anymore!!??
any ideas please!!

A:windows keeps restarting after installing sp3

and welcome to the Forum

What brand and model is the pc? What did you use to reinstall XP?

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While I was installing a driver for my graphics card windows suddenly restarted but its not turning on. My screen doesn't work neither my keyboard and mouse. What should I do?

A:Windows restarting while installing driver

what driver was you installing , from what source
- was it the correct driver
see if you can start the PC in safemode - as the PC starts tap F8 - should get a menu - choose safemode
Any errors reported as it starts up
What windows version was on the PC
Whats the make and model of the PC

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my computer downloaded an update called windows service pack 2 and said it was installed improperly. then my hp will say its trying to revert to original settings when starting up windows. Next my hp will say shutting down, and then restarts again repeating this over again. my windows vista will not load up and my computer restarts over and over again.
please help me!

A:Solved: my computer keeps restarting after installing windows service pack 2

How many times?

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I've got this problem with my PC starting yesterday. I had an update for SP1 Windows Vista Ultimate, and so I installed it. It asked me to restart the PC after the update was done, I did so. Thats where the stuff begin. My computer loads to up to screen that says " Microsoft Corporation" and then restarts. That happens again and again. Also it has a message saying "k8 npt data change- please update to DMI" I have no clue what that means. I tried to restore the Pc with the Vista Cd. it makes the restore and the Windows loads up to the screen that says " Installing Service Pack 1 1of 3 and the the %. After it is done installing it it shutdowns and restarts over and over AGAIN/ Im confused I dont know what to do. i really need an answer. Thank You all!!

A:Windows Vista Ultimate keeps restarting after installing Service Pack 1?

Without your system info it's gonna just be a lot of guessing here.
I wonder if it's an HP - and if so, if it has the AMD/INTEL fault in it (the 2 drivers conflict)
This happens because HP loads a lot of drivers that may not be needed by your system.
HP has a patch for this - but it must be installed before installing SP1.

So, I'd suggest restoring it to an even earlier time.
If that doesn't work, then I'd suggest saving your data by using an external drive enclosure. Then wipe the hard drive and start over.

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Hi everyone. This is my first time here.

My friend's computer always had this problem where the computer would sometimes restart itself. First I thought it was a virus/spyware issue, so I helped her reformatted the hard disk and reinstalled Windows XP again. But this problem still occurs (although not often) but we left it as it is because the computer was still operational.

Then after a couple of months now, her computer suddenly restarts itself whenever it just finishes loading windows. This means that she cannot even perform any tasks or checks with the computer.

I then asked her to check the CPU temperature to see if it's abnormal, but there's no problem there. I then asked her to check her RAM by taking out one of the RAM stick and start windows to see if it is RAM issues, but after doing this with both RAM sticks the problem still persisted.

So it probably has nothing to do with the RAM, it probably has nothing to do with the CPU temp and it probably has nothing to do with virus/spyware in the hard disk. So I was wondering if anyone can tell me what are the other possible causes for such a problem?

Any help will be very appreciated.

A:Windows kept restarting problem.

to do a proper test on RAM you should run something like memtest. so do like you did before and leave 1 memory stick in and run this for a few cycles for a thorough test.

the other thing that might cause the pc to randomly reboot is a faulty PSU. so can you get the hold of another PSU (with sufficient power) to test it?

did you ever get a bsod, that you could search online to isolate the problem?

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having a problem with windows restarting randomly (usually while inactive). I will post my specs then what fixes i've tried.

OS: Windows XP PRO SP3
Mobo: Biostar TA790GX A2+
Ram: 4 GB of OCZ Platnum Revision 2 PC6400 800Mhz 4-4-4-15
Cpu: Athlon X2 6400 3.2 Ghz
Psu: Ultra X2 Extreme edition 750 Watt
Gpu: E-vga 9800 GT akimbo 1GB

i've ran AVG 8.0, spybot S&D, Adaware 7.0, all in safe mode. No infections were detected.
i've ran regcure, but funny thing is everytimeI run it, it picks up more errors, fixes them, and I run scan again and it picks up more errors...

i've tried sys restore.
my psu,ram,etc are all good they are brand new.
my drivers are fine.

I keep getting windows has recovered from a serious error, but the restart never happends when i'm gaming or using the computer - only when I leave it alone for maybe 30 mins.

I don't think I have a virus, even though AVG is free and not the best scanner, it usually does a good job. i'm thinking maybe something is screwed up in a system file or registry.

pls help,


A:Help with windows restarting problem

Sounds like a device driver issue. Go into Device Manager and disable optional devices like video, audio and printer (anything else you don't need)

Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager

Also, go into Display and see if you have Standby or Hibernate enabled. If you do, set the timeout for 1 or 2 minutes. This will speed up the troubleshooting.

Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Screen Saver -> Power

I think Standby or Hibernate is kicking in and one of you device drivers is messed up.

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Hy, i have a problem with windows 8.1 restarting. After Dell logo the laptop show this message :"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info,and then we'll restart for you." ....and is just keep restarting.Can some one help me.

A:Windows 8.1 restarting problem

You can click the link below for possible resolutions to the issue you are facing with in Windows 8.1
Computer Will Not Boot to Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

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other than a virus, is there anything that would cause windows to restart everytime your computer boots?

A:windows restarting problem...

Possible hardware problem?

Do you get any error messages when this happens?

Have you tried shutdown -a to cancel the reboot so you can investigate the matter further?

Does it happen when you boot into safe mode?

Does Windows actually load or does it not get past the welcome screen?

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I want to dual - boot XP and Windows 7. I have set up 2 partitions of which the XP partition is active, and the windows is secondary. I run the install fine, but when it comes to restart, It restarts and XP boots. I looked where 7 was supposedly installed, but there were no files. Tried to boot from that partition but it wouldn't do it. Any suggestions? THANKS

A:Windows 7 Restarting Problem

OK, after a lot of messing around finally it worked. I had to set my other partition active, and let the repair function of the 7 redo the startup. Now its working great

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I have a problem because I installed a new mobo, graphics card, RAM, and processor into a new case for a friend's parents' computer. The only things kept were the cd rom, dvd rom, and hard drive. I installed a 480 watt power supply (logisys, cheap but good reviews) because I was hoping to avoid powering issues. Well anyway, it loads up and says windows failed to properly load last time etc... and asks me what mode to boot in or start up regularly. No matter what I press the computer will start loading everything (I can see partition.system32 files loading) but then it ends up showing a blue screen for a really quick system too fast to be read and then restarts the entire computer. In the bios, it detects all the roms and the hard drive. I'm not sure what's wrong with it but I'm going to try to install new drivers from the mobo next. I also wanted to ask about the anti-thermal grease because apparently a little bit of it got between the cpu socket and the cpu and now I'm paranoid as to what kind of problems that could run into because I've never had it before and was always told to avoid such an issue. What kind of problems could this create, and additionally, could this SOMEHOW be the reason for the system reboots? It was only 3 specks or so but I can't help but be worried. If anyone has any good info on anything that I've mentioned here please give me some feedback because it'd be much appreciated.

A:Restarting Problem Does Not Boot Windows

If you used a hard drive with Windows XP already on it from a previous installation, that is your problem. The Windows on that hard drive detected that it was on a new system and shut down, just as Microsoft designed it to do... You will need the certificate of authenticity sticker, and a phone call to Microsoft to get it right...
And if it was from a recovery disc that detected a tattoo on an EEPROM, you will not have a chance with them.
If you can tell Microsoft where the original Windows came from, and have the cerfificate of authenticity to back you up, you will be fine.
But if the Windows XP and product ID were registered to the motherboard, and the motherboard is gone, then Microsoft's position is that the Windows Version died with the motherboard.
However, you can still rescue the date off of it... using a few tricks.

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Hello I am Jazzy. I had win7 installed at my pc for about 6 months and It was working superb until I reinstalled it because of some problem caused by installing new themes. but now It restarts after some time without any reason, every thing is fine but still it restarts there is no virus nothing. So any help with that will be good
Thanks in advance

A:Problem with Windows 7 randomly restarting

Do you see a quick blue screen before it restarts? If so, disable automatic reboots in the system properties, so you can see the message.

Did you make any hardware changes? Do you have a spare PSU to try?

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This is all my writing from a thread. I thought I might be in the wrong one cause no one seems to no what to do and I have always found someone here to help me, always. So here it is, I really do need some help.

Having a problem and I think I might have been in the wrong forum. Here is what has been happening.

Neighbor's computer he said it went off last night he could see it blinking from the other room. Now when you try to start it ,,it goes to a black screen and says
sorry for the inconvirnce windows did not start successfully and you have a choice of
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode command prompt
last known good configuration

It does not matter which one you try it comes back to the same screen again. It acts like it is trying to boot into windows but does not.

I got into the system recovery and it asked me if I wanted to try system restore instead I said yes and it trys to take you there but goes back to the same screen. He has no system disk cause it came on the computer.

Can someone tell me how to get this started for him?? Please

I just tried using the 6 disks that you make to boot xp and first five went on perfertly but it wouldn't start number six, is there a differnce in boot disks if you have sp1 or sp2 and if so I will have to make some more boot disk OR I have a dell disk that a lady let me use I used it to boot hers and do a repair it is xp sp1 I believe and it did fine on her dell I put in the copy the ndlr (I no th... Read more

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Dear all,
I have a dell inspiron laptop with windows 8.1 installed.
When i click restart the computer
turns off> boots > the lists of users get displayed
But as soon as i input my password and click login button, the screen goes blank.Nothing except mouse cursor gets displayed.

This problem is experienced only when restarting.
Shut down works fine.

Please help.

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Hello everyone...have a problem I hope I can get a quick answer to....I run windows vista, but a small window keeps popping up saying windows explorer is not working followed by another window saying windows is restarting. This repeats itself every ten seconds. I can get onto the internet however when I try to run all my programs they are super slow and I cant access the control panel long enough to add/remove any programs or run anything because it keeps restarting itself. I've tried to working in the safe mode however it happens there also. I've looked into SmitFraudFix but it doesn't support vista.

I am not very comp savvy. please help!

A:Windows Vista Restarting Problem

i have same problem any body know how to solve it

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Hello ,

Windows 2000 professional restarts everytime after the "Windows is starting" screen.

any ideas ?


A:Windows 2000 restarting problem

no workaround ?

Is format and reinstall the only solution ?

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Hi everyone,
I am new here and I am having a problem with one of my windows 2008 servers. When I try to shutdown/restart the server. It is stuck at the shudown/restart screen and after about 10-15 minutes, it would eventually shutdown/restart. When the server has started, I have an error message that says that the computer has been incorrectly shutdown.
I am uploading a minidump file and hope that someone can help me.

A:Restarting Windows server 2008 problem

Ntoskrnl.exe points to memory or hard drive problems... You can find some helpful info here:

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Hy, i have a problem with windows 8.1 restarting. After Dell logo the laptop show this message :"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info,and then we'll restart for you." ....and is just keep restarting.This probelm come after i made new partition.Sorry if I repost

A:Windows 8.1 on a Dell 15 5545 restarting problem

What "new partition"? What exactly did you do, how, and why? What is the FULL message on the error screen? What model PC?

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hi all this is my first post so if its in the wrong place then i apologise sorry.

Now to the problem, on thursday i installled racing team manager and as part of the installation i chose to install adobe reader, which meant that i had to restart my computer, however since then my computers been trying to install windows updates but that has been falling which then restarts the computer again. however when the computer restarts it keeps on trying to update which for some reason it cant so my computer is now on a continual loop between me switching the computer on it then tries to update then cant so it restarts itself and tries once again to update and cant again so the loop continues.

that isnt very clear just ask and i will try and explain again.

thanks for any help im really grateful

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Every time I try going to my system properties it ends up stopping and restarting. I think there is a problem with Explorer.exe because when I checked my reliability history I got this error:

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.18247, time stamp: 0x521eaf24
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000c4102
Faulting process id: 0x898
Faulting application start time: 0x01ced330a79a8422
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: f3e0fbdb-3f23-11e3-811b-047d7bfe338

I tried to do a clean boot and found nothing. I tried to run a disc check and found no problems. I did a memory check and still found no problems. The only thing is when I go into safe mode the problem is not happening anymore which i find a bit strange. My last option would be to do a clean re installation which I really do not want to do.

A:Windows.EXE Error: Stops/Restarting Problem

I fixed the problem, this video was very helpful

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Let me start by saying that this problem has happened before, and I'm pretty sure it was after installing the windows updates. How I resolved this problem before, I have no clue - I just tried it once and it worked.

What the problem was: Windows XP would restart immediatly before or after the "Welcome" screen - sometimes with a message "The application was started (installed?) succesfully" (I don't remember exactly)

First attempt
First I figured I'd just reinstall windows after backing my things up. Well whenever I tried to load the install disk, my computer would restart after detecting all my hardware and loading all the drivers that the install requires - in essence, the step right before it asks you if you want to repartition your drive(s). Having no clue what was causing this problem*, I figured maybe the install disk was trying to read some corrupt data on my hard disk, and restarted because of some error.

Was fdisk the answer?
So after trying knoppix (which failed at the hardware detection step), I went and found backtrack and got that to boot without a problem. However, fdisk and cfdisk just gave an error about not being able to write to my hd. Arg.

The ultimatebootdisk(.com if you don't know what it is) attempt
I tried to use one of the disk partitioning tools on the cd after successfully booting it (it was called something like rasheef) and it worked! After about an hour's work, the tool changed the data on my hard di... Read more

A:Arrg Windows restarting problem/can't reinstall

Ok well I've found the solution. It was a pretty silly problem actually - something was up with my hardrive, I'm guessing it was loose. I opened up the case, took out the hardrive, plugged it back in, and everything works fine now. whew.

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First off, I'm sorry if i posted in the wrong sectiong, but its my first time on this forum.

But as the title says. i'm having a problem with my laptop at the moment.
It continuously restarts it self after a couple minutes, im not sure what the problem is
or how to find out what the problem is.

Nothing new has been done to the computer over the past year or so, and this problem has
just started occurring recently.

A:[Problem]Toshiba Satellite Windows 7 Restarting Automatically

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When my computer starts up its a Toshiba satellite, it keep's on coming up with 'installation for first time use' then it restarts then keeps on doing this repeatedly, I had to use the restore disk as a error =0x0 was in one of my disks and had no other option but to use the restore disk, now i have used it this message keep's on coming up help please someone!!!

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Cpu restarts in every 3 secs after installing new video card from asus. i have now intel video and its b...s..t with 128 mb memory on xp. interesting part is that shows 256 in 7. but still for playing games i need better card and my friend got me his old asus card with ati GPU:
EAX1300HM512/TD/128M more info: The ASUS EAX1300HM512 is equipped with ASUS exclusive innovations and ATI Radeon X1300LE GPU.

and for you about my cpu:

HP Compaq dc 7600
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8 GHz
2048 MB Ram
Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family video now
PCI-E slot for graphix

anyways if i take that card out everything works fine so i hope i can get my answer from here^^

A:After installing new graphics card the cpu keep restarting.

HeKenZo welcome to the Seven Forums.

First thing to check is if this is the first video card ever installed, make sure that the slot is free from any dust/hair/etc. any debris in the slot can cause the card to not work.

Next which of the 3 different form factors that the model of Compaq came in is yours? Ultra slim, small form factor or mini-tower as all three came with a different power supply in them,

HP Compaq dc7600 Business PC - Worldwide QuickSpecs

If yours is the Ultra slim with the 200W power supply, that could also be the problem. The 240W in the small form factor probably isn't up to it either. The x1300 doesn't require much power, but HP is known for putting in a power supply that will just run what the computer came with, and makes it a crap shoot when adding any other hardware.

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Windows 2000 Pro

Had service pack 3 and was working well. I had just put the 2000 on this computer it had windows 98SE. I had SP3 on it but new it need to have all the windows updates put on so went to windows updates and the first thing was SP4. I stayed up late last night and let SP4 install and thought everything was fine. Got up this morning and find out the computer boots up and goes to the windows 2000 screen but then the next screen would be the desktop but instead it reboots and goes to the same spot the 2000 screen but never makes it to the desktop, this happens over and over.

I tried to go into safe mode but does the same thing
tried command prompt only so I could type in SCANREG but it just reboots again I can't get anywhere to do anything.

The last thing I tried was last known good configuration. I clicked on it and a page comes up with all the writing I hardly got a chance to read it when it reboot again. but under the first paragraph wher it says something about last know good configuration it has a space and the it says project 1 like I could have click on that if I would have been fast enough.

Any ideas from anyone would be nice. Thanks

A:Solved: Windows 2000 Pro-keeps restarting and restarting--Please help

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I have been trying to install Windows 7 Pro 64 OEM to my newly built machine on to my SSD drive.

It begins the install fine then when it goes to the windows logo on black (boot screen) and is updating the registry, it restarts and goes in to a restart loop. I have tried loads of different settings including the original BIOS settings. I Currently have it set up to boot from SSD drive first.

Why is it doing this? I have hunted around on forums but cant quite find the answer to my situation.

You can see the components I have on my profile. I have taken out the other HDDs for now but all the other hardware is including a LG CH10LS20 Internal DVD?R/RW & Bluray Combo SATA Drive.

I have been trying to do this all day and really want to get my new beat up and running I have a big project to do on it!!

Thanks in advance for any assistance!


A:Computer keeps restarting during boot whilst installing

Woohoo! After many ours of troubleshooting I have finaly managed to solve it!!

I finaly change the BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI and that seemed to do the trick!

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I restarted my computer the other day, and it installed some updates, but wouldn't stop restarting. It will get to update 3 of 3, 0%, and then restart. None of the safe modes work, and system restore was turned off. Any ideas?


A:Vista x64 endless restarting after installing updates

maybe you can try to hold the power button while the update is updating while shuttinig down so you can cancel the update.

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This system keeps restarting and giving errors. Even when I was installing XP from the CD, it was installing for a while, but then restarted when there was 19 minutes left. It then tried to resume setup, but then it kept restarting.

Here is the error that it was giving when I tried to boot from the XP CD again to finish the installation:

Line 13 of the INF file \i386\txtsetup.sif is invalid

Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

The "Line" value is always a different number each time.

And here is the blue screen error that would appear when I would be using Ultimate Boot CD for Windows:


Stop 0X000000D1 (0x0000F188, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF73C168F)

acpi.sys - Address F73C168F base at F73AD000, DateStamp 41107d27

It's a Sony Vaio Desktop PCV-RSD400CG.


A:Computer keeps on restarting and giving errors even when installing XP

Start with disconnecting any extra devices, ie printer, scanner, etc.

Next test your hardware. Download and run both memtest and the hd maker's utility for checking the drive.

Once you are sure the hardware checks out OK, then you can attempt an install of the os.

BTW those type of errors are almost always caused by a hardware problem; either a failing hd or memory. Next in line would be a failing power supply or a failing motherboard.

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Good day,
I just bought a new PC and I was installing all drivers when it suddenly restarted. After countless hours I'm able always reproduce the error:
Install a fresh new Windows 7 Enterprise, install Catalyst version 12.8, after the normal reboot, a few seconds after the login screen shows the computer restarts.
I've already configured windows to not automatically restart on system failures and write a minidump information but the BSOD won't appear and no minidump file is created.
I was able to reproduce installing just the AMD Display Driver of the catalyst. Tried several versions(the one that came with the motherboard, the last stable(12.8) and even the beta(12.9)) all with the same results.

The SF tool zip file is attached.

I think it is a hardware failure but I'm not able to find out what part is the problem. I'm performing the memtest86+ all night long.

If anybody needs more information, please, feel free to ask and I'll try my best to get it.

Thank you for any help.

A:Computer keeps restarting after installing AMD Display Driver

Welcome aboard.

Install the network driver from your motherboard drivers CD.

If after that it behaves the same, let us know, with SF Diag tool files.

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Ok so i had a problem with my vista home premium 32 bit and i had to reformat the harddrive to facory setting. once it starts up fotr the fist time i connect to the internet and chck for updates with windows updates and it goives me 131 updates. so i install them and 2 errors come up:

ERROR 1: I install all updates at the same time but after its done it said 82 updates did not install correctly. I was reading some threads and found out that some of this updates don't get along with each other so, i install them again, for example i install all the ones that say UPDATE FOR WINDOW VISTA (KBXXXXXXX) ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND RESTART and search for updates again and install another group with similar names.
>>(this error i already solved but to me i seems it has something to do with the second error so i thought it was a good idea to let you guys know.)<<
ERROR 2: sometimes after i search for updates i wait for them to install and it said i need to restart so i do it, but when i restart i get to the windows boot screen (http://www.petri.co.il/images/vista_boot_screen_1.gif)and instead of restarting and the it goes black and the systems shutdowns but no blue-screen appears. after that i press the power button and everything works fine but when it logs me on it says windows has recover from an unexpected shutdown.

is this really bad? do i have to reformat my hard drive again? can anybody help me?

A:Vista shutdows instead of restarting after installing updates.

Okay First of all welcome to Vista Forums

Now could you please upload any Dump files you have

As you didn't see a blue screen you may not have any

anyway see Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums For More Information
Hope This Helps,

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Computer randomly restarting :updated 23/1:

hi, i recently installed a billionton bluetooth usb class 1 onto my computer and since then my computer has been randomly restarting without warning. after the reboot a window pops up saying that windows has recovered from a serious error asking me if i want to send an error report. after i clicked send error report it said there was a problem with the drivers. heres the error report:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 1/11/2006
Time: 6:02:14 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RICKY
Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 bfa07200, parameter3 baebf288, parameter4 00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 38 1000008
0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 63 30 eters c0
0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
0038: 62 66 61 30 37 32 30 30 bfa07200
0040: 2c 20 62 61 65 62 66 32 , baebf2
0048: 38 38 2c 20 30 30 30 30 88, 0000
0050: 30 30 30 30 0000


A:Computer randomly restarting after installing a usb bluetooth

I've once heard about such a problem. I think it is somehow related to your USB Drivers. Try uninstalling your USB drivers and reinstalling the most new version of them.

Please update. :wave:

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Updates load on, but when restart, the computer will not start. 

This problem:
If your PC stops responding while installing updates after restarting

Use System Restore to restore your PC to an earlier point in time. To do this, follow these steps:

Turn your PC off by pressing the power button, and then turn your PC back on by pressing the button again.

Wait for the
Automatic Repair screen to appear.

Next to the
System Restore option, tap or click

Try installing the updates again

Then the same happens again: PC stops responding while installing updates after restarting

Have gone to recovery 5 times (automatic repair to start-up to enable safe mode to "We couldn't complete the updates.  Undoing changes" to control panel to recovery) and computer works well, but when turn off will go into a perpetual restart
with timer revolving. 
Ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter several times and result that all problem were "fixed", but still PC stops responding while installing updates after restarting.

Went to "windows update" on computer through search function, but could not find any solution in forums.  Never any problem with updates previously, just the one on, I believe,
on 5/17/16.

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As the title states, my computer restarts a few times on bios screen before booting, after I installed my new gtx 970. And I had bsod a few times while playing WoW on max graphics. The graphics card didn't get too hot. I have no idea what's causing it.
Mb: gigabyte ga-z77-g3h
Graphics: gtx 970
cpu: Intel® Core i5-2320
Ram: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB
psu: XFX ProSeries XXX Edition 650W
128gb ssd and a 500gb hdd
64-bit Windows 7

A:Computer is restarting a few times on bios before booting after installing new gfx

Hi and welcome to TSG.

When you say the graphics card didn't get too hot, what temps did it get to and what are you using to monitor it? Not necessarily saying you are wrong, only we have seen it many times where people think their cards / CPU etc isn't overheating but it is infact running too warm.

I assume you are not overclocking at all?

What BIOS version are you running? I believe the board comes with F18 BIOS but there have been two BIOS updates since then to 'improve system stability' (F21) and 'Compatibility' (F22).

How old is the system overall?

What error was displayed on the BSOD?

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How do I restart windows XP without restarting my computer?

The reason I ask is I suspect that auto shut off monitor gets tired of going on then off then on again.

A:Restarting Windows XP without restarting computer

You can't actuall restart XP without restarting the computer. You can logoff, but that will still wake up the monitor.

If you want to turn off the monitor auto-shutoff, go to your control panel and open up power options.

You can get use the presentation mode to not turn off the monitor.

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I'm having a problem installing Quickbooks Pro 2009 on Window XP pro

When I launch the installer from the CD I get this screen:
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The text is read-only -- looks like options for install method? Previous version of QB (2006 PRO) did not include such a screen.

Anyway - when I click OK the window disappears and nothing happens - no activity from the CD drive -- no further messages from QB

Here's the full text from the installer window:
Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22159

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
/a <Product.msi>
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Display Options
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Help information
Restart Options
Do not restart after the installation is complete
/p... Read more

A:Solved: Problem Installing Quickbooks - Problem with Windows Installer?

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While trying to reinstall vista I get an error saying:

To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.

Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

I get the same error while trying to install Windows 7. Oh also when I install xp it doesn't recognize 170GB of my harddisk. Its there in disk management but cant see it my computer. So every time I install xp I have to format that 170 GB..

How can I solve this problem?

Thanks for help.

A:Problem reinstalling VISTA & problem installing Windows 7

anyone ????

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Dell Inspiron N4010 Network and sound Driver Problem on windows 7 after installing windows 8 dual boot.
on Friday i install windows 8 on my laptop with wins 7 dual boot. everything was working fine but after yesterday night windows 7 not working good, here r some problem
1) At login Screen when i touch mouse screen light goes dim.
2) There is no Personalize option .
3) No Network icon is Showing and Showing that "No Hardware found"
4) Sound Icon is cross.
5) Windows Theme is in windows Classic mode and Personalize Missing.
Plz Help Sooon

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I am facing problem while installing windows OS. Intially i had windows XP home edition and Ubuntu 9.0.2 (dual)in my system.
Then i tried to intall windows xp. I installed through bootable CD it was booting properly then i formated my drive and
I get through most of the installation fine up until a certain point in the "Complete Installation" .it shows a message Windows will restart now and it restarted and goes to a black screen in the screen "press any key to boot" msg was there and its not going further...

Then i tried with Windows 7 OS bootable CD. the same problem happened.

Do u guys have idea what would be the problem?how to overcome this?

Thanks a lot in advance

A:Problem Installing windows OS

start over trying this. Clean Install Windows 7

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hi everyone i have an emachines system that i formated the other day with the original restore cd. after that i installed windows xp with the same cd. after the installing xp and restarting it for the first time the computer freezes at the blue screen where it askes me to put a name for my computer. it seems to me like the computer is trying to load something but it cant find it. it freezes and doesnt do anything, if anyone knows the solution please help out as soon as possible. Thanks

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Alright I recently had to factory restore my gateway laptop which had come with a free windows 7 offer. So since i just restored the computer I figured now was a great time to Upgrade the computer. After it supposedly installed My computer restarted with the option of windows setup or vista so i went with Windows Setup Now I'm at a Log on screen with no Set Password or Username. I never got prompted to make one I first tried my Vista Username and password; nothing. i have no idea what to do I'm hoping someone can help me out.

A:Installing Windows 7 problem

Was a WIn7 Install DVD provided with its own Product Key?

If so, boot the Win7 Install DVD to CUstom Install, using Drive Options to delete all but the Recovery partition, then create and format your Install Partition to install upon.

It was not necessary to run Recovery to Vista to upgrade as you can clean install Win7. This is because MS insisted manufacturers provide a clean copy DVD of Win7 in order to partiticipate in the free Upgrade program.

If you have your Vista Recov disks made you can even delete the Recovery partition to use the space for your Win7 clean install.

Ask back if you have any questions. Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi. I would love it if someone help me.
I am currently running Windows xp 32 bit, and I have Windows 7 professional(the newest release) 64 bit DVD. The problem is that I can't install it with autorun, nor with restart+boot.
I can't install it with booting from DVD because, after I press any key, it only loads the Windows 7 wallpaper screen and my mouse cursor, nothing else. I don't care if I have to delete all my Hard drives, just tell me how to install Windows 7.
Please help

A:Installing Windows 7 problem

Not too sure about this but I think you have to change some settings in the BIOS to make the PC boot from the DVD when you restart it.

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Every time i try to install windows XP Pro x64, It keeps on shutting down by itself at different times. There is no BSOD that shows up, it just keeps on shutting down whenever it feels like. The specs for my computer are displayed in my sig if you need to know the specs

A:Problem Installing Windows

You computer might be overheating. Try cleaning out the case:Cleaning the Interior of your PC

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after installing windows 10 I face a problem. my CD-ROM drive stop working.  find it is disable. who I can enable it and CD-ROM work properly?

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i am facing difficulties in installing windows.....i receive the following error message after minutes of booting from CD.

An unexpected error (234842816) occured at line 1773 in

anyone please give me a solution or atleast inform me of the cause..or fault in the system.

A:Problem installing windows

Usually a Ram related fault (ie faulty Ram cards)
If you have two try reseating them, or removing one, then try Setup again

Otherwise try Memtest bootable disc on it

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I just bought my new acer laptop (aspire 4315). And there is a system called linpus allready installed .. However my problem is when I try to install windows xp it show me this message "setup did not find any hard drives installed in your computer" . Any idea how to fix this . Thanks

A:Problem with installing windows xp

Your Laptop has SATA HDD on it. All you have to do is to get in touch with either the Laptop vendor who sold you the laptop or call Acer and ask them for the SATA HDD drivers.

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I tryed to install windows xp on dell latitude 2100 which has previously installed ubuntu. So I made bootable usb with windows but when I try to install windows i get error:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I found that I could edit my boot.ini file from usb, does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Installing windows xp - hal.dll problem

A repair install may be what is needed.
Try these suggestions below and if they dont work try a repair install.

I also found this that may be helpful

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