Windows XP will not re-boot.

  sputnick 14:11 16 Mar 2011
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I am tearing my hair out with my daughters PC.
Firstly it would boot at all, so I tried most of the things I could think of.
I found that one of the CD Rom drives was faulty and wouldn`t open so I took that out.Eventually I did a clean install of O/S. Better but although I can get it to start it will not re-boot from a shutdown/restart.
Installed a different Power supply from another pc but still the same.
Disconected second hard drive but still the same.
Installed as many new drivers as I can find.
Seems ok if I leave it for 10 minutes. Installed a new cmos battery and reset bios.
Once its starts it is fine.
Any suggestions please.
Bryan

  sputnick 14:25 16 Mar 2011

Sorry, forgot to sa y using Windows XP, 2 x 160 Gb hard drives, AMD Athlon CPU, 1.5 Gb ram.

  birdface 14:37 16 Mar 2011

Maybe the start up drive has been changed when you changed the cmoss battery not sure what it should start with CD maybe.

  birdface 14:39 16 Mar 2011

Oops it does start so obviously it is not that.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:09 16 Mar 2011

Disable all boot devices except HDD in BIOS save and exit and retry to boot.

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