PC Shuts down and restarts continiously

  HandyAndy5535 19:44 31 Aug 2010


Any help is much appreciated thanks. I'm trying to sort my mates Pc. It's a Packard Bell running Windows XP which was running fine until recently. It won't log into Windows, doesn't matter what you do whether it's Boot into Safe Mode, Start Normally or even Last Known Good Configuration it just keep shutting down and restarting without logging into Windows.

Anyone out there any idea what may be the cause of this?



  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:49 31 Aug 2010

Several reasons

Overheating - blocked vents - fans not running check these first.

PSU faulty, unlikely if getting so far into windows

corrupt windows files - do a repair install

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

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