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    My computer turns on and then it turns off and keeps restarting. I put a Kaspersky Rescue Disk and run the disk, and this problem did not happen.
    How can I fix it?

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    It would be helpful if you posted your computer model and your operating system.

    I am no expert, but it could be something to do with the BIOS settings, which can be changed by pressing a butten (I think it is F8) on startup.
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    Also, please be more specific at when exactly does it begin to restart. Does it happen right after it shows the Windows logo/loading screen?
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    It happens after the Windows logo on XP
    The specs are here: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en...2-3547775.html
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    hmm... so the symptom is like computer starts, goes through the normal loading screen then like after the windows logo disappears - it restarts (you may hear shut down sound) and will say like if you want to start windows normally etc... then goes back to the loop, yeah? I used to have that a lot, and I think you may have some serious virus that affected/modified boot.ini file (making you unable to boot into Windows).
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    Yeah that is what the problem is but it does not ask me if I want to start windows normally again, everything else is the same though. Is there anyway of fixing this problem?
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    (Original post by ab786)
    Hi
    My computer turns on and then it turns off and keeps restarting. I put a Kaspersky Rescue Disk and run the disk, and this problem did not happen.
    How can I fix it?

    Thanks
    I thought this was a symptom of the blue screen? Just before it shuts down does a blue screen appear very quickly with writing on it but it shuts down so fast you can't read it? If so this could be anything.... Hardware problems ie hard drive needs replaced or BIOs problems...
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    you said you use a "Kaspersky Rescue Disk and run the disk, and this problem did not happen" - typo?

    do you have Windows XP installation disc or something?
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    No that is correct- the computer is currently working with the Kaspersky Rescue Disk in, and it is searching the entire computer as we speak.

    I don't think I have a Windows XP installation disc. Is there no way of fixing my computer then?
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    Ah right, I'm not too sure myself as what I usually do is insert my Windows XP disc and repair windows instead.

    can you download and install a program whilst using Kaspersky Rescue Disc?
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    Nope.

    If I did manage to get hold of the Windows XP disc and repair windows, will this delete all my files, programs etc.?
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    *ehem* do you happen to use a pirated version of windows? cos i am not sure if it will affect your license or not.

    Leave the above aside for a moment (other users may have better solution than mine). Can you access boot.ini file which is normally located in C:\ ?
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    (Original post by Dhanoo)
    *ehem* do you happen to use a pirated version of windows? cos i am not sure if it will affect your license or not.

    Leave the above aside for a moment (other users may have better solution than mine). Can you access boot.ini file which is normally located in C:\ ?
    It's been legally bought, I've just lost the cd
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    (Original post by adilahmed1)
    Buy an iMac 27"........I had computer problems all the time with my pc even though it was brand new, just go for it mate
    I don't have the available funds for it at the moment otherwise I would.
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    (Original post by ab786)
    Hi
    My computer turns on and then it turns off and keeps restarting. I put a Kaspersky Rescue Disk and run the disk, and this problem did not happen.
    How can I fix it?

    Thanks
    Assuming that your hard disk is not corrupted or windows operating files have not been corrupted then:

    1) Your RAM might be corrupted and therefore the operating system cannot be loaded properly. Download using another computer the utility called Memtest and run it from a bootable CD. It will let you know if you have corrupted memory. This is one of the many reasons why your PC might be rebooting.

    2) Is your computer rebooting straight away even after it was switched off for a long time? If not then you might have an overheating problem, ie faulty fan.


    And I assume that you have not being playing with your BIOS settings.

    But before you do all of the above, start up your computer and press F8 as soon as it starts and until the option menu with "Safe Mode", "Start Computer normally" etc etc shows up. Choose Safe Mode and if it loads up successfully make sure your remove the program or driver that you have installed prior to this problem showing up.
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    (Original post by ab786)
    I don't have the available funds for it at the moment otherwise I would.
    I would start saving brother and don't waste lots of money on repairs ......now a days you can even get apple products on monthly contracts so ther should be something that works for you

    I unfortunately don't know how to fix Ur pc but I wish you the best of luck in resolving the problem x
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    Sounds like you have a bad boot sector or vital system files required to load windows are missing or corrupt, so it will just continually restart. There may be a message flash on the screen saying something like 'unmountable_boot_volume' but if you blink you will probably miss it .

    This could be fixed with the Windows XP disc - if you had one. Any Windows XP disc should do so ask around for one. The Windows XP disc WILL NOT remove all of your files/setttings etc.. it will just sort the problem out.

    Can you get into safe mode? i am guess not.. but it could possibly be fixed via safe mode.
 
 
 
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