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By maduca ·
I have a Compaq running Windows ME. I hit the power button, the computer starts and goes through the P.O.S.T. but when the Windows start screen comes on it shuts down (loses all power) I have let it sit a while, thinking it was overheated or something, but it keeps happening. Can some one help me out with this? Sorry for the low point value it all I have left. Thanks to all.
Michael

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Don't you hate wierd problems.
Press F8 on your next boot when it comes up saying starting windows just after the post. Try the Step by Step confirmation and work out what is loading that is freeking your system out..Did it work previously, Did youinstall New Software/Drivers prior to error.

I also think it could be your video driver, try go in to windows in SAFE mode and change your driver to VGA or remove the display adapter from the system settings and reboot.

Good Luck (:-)

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Compaq computers have problems such as this. The first thing you need to do is when you turn on your computer you will notice a white cursor in the upper right hand corner of the screen, when this is displayed push F10, this will get you to the BIOS screen. First I would load setup defaults, save then restart. If that doesn't work then enter the BIOS again and look athe power managemnet settings. If that doesn't work then enter the BIOS again and change the hault on errors setting to none.If that doesn't work, then reload default settings in the BIOS and restart the machine while pushing F8, this should allow you to start your computer in safe mode. Once in safe mode, shut down your computer normally then restart.

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