PC wont start just rebooting

  JRidout 22:03 01 Dec 2006

I have a newish pc that is not working. When the computer is turned on it gets to the Windows XP loading page before rebooting itself and going to a page where I can choose to start normally or in safe mode etc. Whichever option i choose it just gets to the XP loading page and then restarts. Any ideas? I havent loaded any new software or hardware recently and the computer isnt used for anything technical.

Thanks for your help

  polish 22:46 01 Dec 2006

take the side of the case and make sure everything is seated correctly if ok disconnect eveything not required to start up and try again you could also try if you have a windows disk start up with that and do a repair

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:44 01 Dec 2006

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

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
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