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Computer restart problem.

By clyde ·
Computer will not reboot when a new program or windows ask you to reboot. It hangs after the message, completed updating files and reloading windows. To reboot, shut down complete and wait. Turn on and wait for message windows did not complete loading on last attempt. Select normal and it usually starts. Also at times the keyboard does not activate and no mouse installed. During windows clean install it will hang at the first splash screen on first restart during installation. Anyone gotany ideas.

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by aplustoz In reply to Computer restart problem.

Can you please give us a few more specifics? Are you running/installing Win95A, B, Win98, Win98SE or what? Is this a new system or old? The symptoms you describe could be anything from a bios that needs flashed, a master boot record that needs tobe fdisked, device conflicts, bad or outdated device drivers, or Windows acknowledged problems that they may or may not have patches for. Give a few more details and I'll try to help a little more. Thanks!

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by clyde In reply to Computer restart problem.

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Computer restart problem.

Hi!

Regardless of OS, Operating System, I would go about it in this manner:

1. Get the latest OS and DRIVER updates.
2. Flash the computers BIOS if there is an update.
3. If the CPU is overclocked lower the CPU speed.
4. Lower the buss speed if that's overclocked too.
5. Remove Network, Sound card and any other extra cards you have and check if problem is still there.
6. Reinstall the whole system from scratch leaving nothing, boot from FLOPPY, run fdisk and remove all partitions. Reboot again createa new partitions as you like. Reboot format drive and reinstall all software and patches.

/Hasse

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by tconklin In reply to Computer restart problem.

Try saying "no" to the reboot question. Then got to the "start" menu and shutdown and restart. That worked more times than not for me, it sure beats reloading your OS.

If that doesn't work try finding better drivers for the device you are trying to load.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Computer restart problem.

If you're having a problem during a clean install as well as reboots, then it's most likely a driver issue. Remove all add-in cards (modem, sound, etc.) and build as a basic machine. Then install the cards one at a time. Make sure you ahve the correct drivers (check websites for new versions).

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by aei In reply to Computer restart problem.

Here's an idea that will probably work. This is pretty much going over the other responses but here it goes. Chances are, it is one of your device drivers. Start everything back from scratch and reload all your devices with it's current driver. Click start -> run -> REGEDIT -> click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> click on ENUMS, then delete the entire ENUMS entry. Remember, download ALL your updated drivers FIRST, before you delete the enums entry. See how this works out, if not, then go one byone and pull out all teh devices in your system. Manually add each device seperately and see if this fixes the problem. Good luck buddy!

Dan

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