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computer won't reboot

By jodellad ·
It will go to the windows xp screen and then u see xp trying to run then it shuts down.

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Try rebboting from the CD

by mjd420nova In reply to computer won't reboot

If you have the XP CD, set the BIOS to boot from the CD and select the REPAIR options from the CD. That may get you back to normal again.

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Things to try

by dvally In reply to computer won't reboot

Just a couple things to find out/try.

First - has any software or hardware been recently installed? If so, you may want to try removing any hardware to see if that fixes the issue. For software, are you able to boot into safe mode? To boot into safe mode, press F8 just before Windows XP starts to boot. If you can get the system to boot in safe mode, then uninstall any software that may have just been installed before the issue started happening.

If the system won't boot into safe mode, you may have a hardware issue to try and diagnose. If you are getting any specific errors before or when Windows is booting, try to copy the error text and do a search for that phrase on the web. This will sometimes lead to a solution.

If you have any diagnostic disks that came with your computer, they will sometimes include hardware diagnostics (My HP laptop had a diagnostics disk included that I could boot up to check the system). If you have one of these, then try to check the system and make sure the memory or hard disk subsystem is not malfunctioning. If the HDD is failing or the memory is defective, it will sometimes manifest as a looped rebooting system.

Since you don't list many specifics, it's hard to point you in any particular direction.

Hope these suggestions help out...

Best regards,


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And, this is in the Feedback Discussion Forum why?

by deepsand In reply to computer won't reboot

Your's is a Technical Question, and belongs in the "Question" forum, not the "Discussions." One asks such a question by 1st clicking on the "Ask a Question" button.

Furthermore, the Feedback category is for "Feedback" about the TR site!

Yes, I know that you're new to the site; but, it's common sense and courtesy to learn the basics before beginning to post.

You will find many here who are both able and willing to assist; you will find many more so if you follow some very simple rules.

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computer won,t boot

by prakkumar In reply to computer won't reboot

Hi dear,

problem with operating system , re installthe operating system and try to boot

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