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Restart My computer can not enter into windows coz it will restart after booting. Is this a software issue or hardware?

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  • nph33 Sep 09, 2008

    One of my computers is stuck in a loop. I believe it occured because I stopped in the middle of a Windows update. I've tried cold boots. I've tried reinstall with the XP pro CD and get a 'Do you want to boot from CD but it gives me same startup then stalls and returns me to the improper shut down window. I'm considering putting a new hard drive in and installing XP then connect the old drive as an external drive and see if I can recover the data.



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I would bet even money that it is your software, not your hardware. But rebooting does NOT always fix this. Because this often happens when the OS can not initialize a core device like your system board, video, etc. For example, take a Windows OS loaded on an Intel PC and move it to a PC using an AMD processor, "Yeah, good luck!". Similarly, drive failures can also cause a perpetual reboot, I had it happen when a Windows 2000 computer crashed during a defrag of the system drive. In these cases I have always had to either restore the system partition, restore the registry (hard in Win2K), or reload Windows completely. Even trying "fixmbr" or "fixboot" in the recovery console didn't help.

If this is the case for you and your not doing NT backups on this machine, I recommend doing an NT backup of a similar machine and restore the system state from the recovery console.

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It is stuck in a loop, when it is rebooting turn it off at the power button on your pc.

Turn it back on, then it should say windows shutdown unexpectidely and then prompt you to start windows as normal, highlight it and press enter.

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It is not starting up


Hi,

Good day. I suggest for you to reinstall windows and use the repair options. Usually software encounter errors or some files might get corrupted causing your computer not to boot up properly. The repair option in Windows XP will help you to fix those issue. here are the steps to follow:

1. Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot problems (i.e. bad hard drive, memory, CPU, or power supply).

2. Backup. It's always a good idea to backup your important data before making changes to Windows XP. Relax, if you follow these instructions your data will be perfectly safe.

3. Boot from your Windows XP CD. Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer. When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

4. A blue screen will appear and begin loading Windows XP Setup from the CD.

5. When completed loading files, you will be presented with the following "Windows Setup" screen, and your first option. Select "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER". DO NOT select Recovery Console.

6. Then press F8 to continue

7. Next, Windows Setup will find existing Windows XP installations. You will be asked to repair an existing XP installation, or install a fresh copy of Windows XP.

8. Then just choose repair option to repair your Windows Xp

9 Then it should work. If iin any case that will not solve the issue, you might try to install fresh copy on Windows Xp


Hope this information will help you resolve your issue. Have a great day.

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My computer msi brand is automatically restarting and some problem are appear but i cant read becouse it is continusly restarting...i rem the time when im not in my mood and keep badtrip to my computer so...


You have two options to remedy the problem. You really need to access the computer in Safe Mode and view the System Logs to determine the offending piece of hardware or software or virus. But your real question is how to stop the reboot. Use the F8 Key during boot. Right after you turn the computer on, start hitting the F8 Key. The Windows Boot MEnu will appear. at this point you can do one of two things to try to fix the problem. You can enter the computer in Safe Mode which load Windows with only the minimal necessary hardware and software drivers.If you want to see the error message, choose option 8 which tells the computer not to automatically restart after an error. This will enable you to determine the error message on the screen and prevent the system from just going through an endless loop of starting, erroring-out and restarting..

F8 (during boot) Holding F8 when booting displays the Windows Boot Menu
SHIFT (during boot) Holding SHIFT down when booting forces Windows into Safe Mode

Let me know if I can be of any other assistance to you

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Hello meynardot, for the CPU to: Find the OS!

Follow these instructions
To get the Computer to "Boot into the 'OS,' and Loading Windows."
  • Restart the Computer
  • Next, just before the [Page] that you mentioned, "Displays," {Press the F12} button.
  • This will open the "Boot Menu:" [Priority Boot Sequence] window.
  • There will be a "list" of (Devices), Optical Drive / CD, SATA / HardDisk Drive, or USB...
  • I do not know the "Configuration of your Operating System" or the Drive: that "holds the Boot [NTLDR] files.
  • It may also hold the "Master Boot Record" or Boot.ini file?
  • So, what you need to do is give the Drives a "Priority Boot Sequence," meaning , you will 'place' the Drives in the 'order' of Bootup [First] listings.
  • You will use the {Arrow buttons} to 'move the "Drives."
  • More than 'likely' it will be the (*Optical Drive / SATA or Hard Disk Drive}.
  • Try each, and hopefully the Computer will make it to "Windows," and you can "Login!"

"Please let me know if you 'need' further assistance; by posting a "Comment 'or' Rating the Solution." Thanks, your 'response' is important!"

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Mar 07, 2011 | Operating Systems

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When I start my computer it shuts down and reboots about 4 times before it will finally start properly


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A computer that constantly reboots can have one of several issues, and can be hard to troubleshoot if it will not stay on. Viruses and spyware can cause the computer to reboot continually, but hardware failure or power issues can also be the root of the problem. There several ways to approach the troubleshooting process.

Hardware failure can cause a never-ending reboot cycle; eliminate the most common causes first. Replace memory chips one at a time to rule out a bad stick of RAM. If the memory checks out, boot from the Windows CD and access the Recovery Console. Run chkdsk /R at the command prompt to check for problems with the hard drive. Remove any optional cards that were added in to the computer (such as a sound or network card) to eliminate them as the cause.

Press the F8 key while the computer is starting up to access the advanced start-up options. Select "Last Known Good Configuration," and press Enter. If that does not work press F8 again, and select "Safe Mode" this time. If you are able to access Windows in Safe Mode, disable the option to automatically restart Windows after system errors by right-clicking on the My Computer icon and selecting "Properties." On the Advanced tab, click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery" and clear the check box labeled "Automatically restart." This will allow you to restart the computer without getting stuck in the reboot cycle. Ensure that your antivirus and antispyware software is up-to-date, and perform complete scans for any infections. Remove any newly installed software that may be incompatible with Windows, and update drivers for your hardware.

Replace the power cord to the computer, replace the power strip it's plugged in to, and try a different outlet. If nothing else helps, try a new power supply. Be sure to purchase one with enough power for your computer: use a high-performance power supply for a gaming computer or a lower-performance power supply for a regular workstation.

Nov 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Hi my pakard bell desktop keeps blue screening and i get following fault message- BCCODE 1000008e BCP1 c0000005 BCP2 B94D9C29 BCP3 BA487204 BCP4 00000000 OSVer 5_1_2600 SP 3_0 PRODUCT 256_1 can you help


So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.

This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system.
Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive.
You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Aug 07, 2010 | Operating Systems

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My computer is restart automatically when i am on my work


This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. Software issue or error.
  2. Hardware issue or error.
  3. Heat related issue.
  4. Computer virus.
  5. Issue with operating system.
Answer:Software issue or error
Errors generated by software programs can cause a computer to reboot unexpectedly or without warning. If you are running Windows XP see the below section "For Windows XP users" before continuing.
If you are not running Windows XP or following the below steps still cause your computer to reboot without warning. Boot your computer into Safe Mode, and let the computer run in Safe Mode. Additional information and help with getting into Safe Mode can be found on document CHSAFE.
If the computer is still rebooting in Safe Mode the issue is likely not software related but something else, skip to the next section. If the computer is not rebooting in Safe Mode it is likely you have software related issue. We would recommend you run through the basic troubleshooting section for your operating system.
For Windows XP users
Windows XP is designed to automatically reboot each time an error occurs such as a BSoD. Although this may be nice for errors that do not occur often, users who have a re-occurring error may wish to identify the error to troubleshoot it. Below are the steps on how this feature can be disabled and enabled in Windows XP.
  1. From the desktop right-click on My Computer.
  2. Click the Properties option.
  3. In the System Properties window click the Advanced tab.
  4. In Advanced click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery.
  5. In the Startup and Recovery window uncheck the Automatically restart check box.
  6. Click Ok.
Now if the computer generates and error it should not automatically restart and enable you to display any errors your computer may be experiencing.
Hardware issue or error
Any failing hardware component in your computer could cause your computer to unexpectedly generate an error and/or reboot without warning. If you have recently attempted to add a new hardware device, remove that device to make sure it is not causing your issues.
Make sure you are not encountering any hardware conflicts by viewing Device Manager for errors. Additional information about Device Manager can be found on our Device Manager page.
New drivers can also cause this issue, if you have recently performed any hardware driver updates you may wish to try an earlier version of the drivers. Additional information and help with computer drivers can be found on our drivers page.
If you have updated drivers and removed any hardware that could be causing this issue and continue to experience random reboots, it's possible that the memory is bad in the computer. Additional information about testing computers memory can be found on document CH000708.
Finally, hardware devices that are not installed properly in the computer can also cause random reboots. Make sure all the cables and expansion cards are connected properly to the computer. The best way to determine this is to disconnect and reconnect all cables and expansion cards.
Computer virus
Computer viruses such as the blaster virus are written to reboot your computer without warning. Usually these viruses will make the computer reboot ever 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes after the computer has booted.
If you believe your computer may be infected with a virus or are uncertain if your computer is infected with a virus make sure your virus scanner definitions are up to date. Additional information about checking this can be found in document CH000533.
Heat related issue
Many computer today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets to hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.
You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer you will need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working (processor fan and case fan) and/or if your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans enter BIOS and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.
Users may also be able to determine how hot their computer is by onboard thermal sensors, if your computer comes equipped with these sensors make sure your CPU is not running to hot, additional information about how hot your CPU should be running can be found on document CH000687.
Issue with operating system
If after following each of the above recommendations your computer still continues to reboot it is likely that you are experiencing a Microsoft Windows operating system related issue that cannot be explained. To help make sure this is the case please try the below steps.
  1. Reboot the computer and enter CMOS setup as the computer is booting. If you are not familiar with how to enter CMOS please read through document CH000192.
  2. After you have loaded the computer in CMOS setup let the computer sit.
If the computer does not reboot while letting the computer sit in CMOS it is likely that you are in fact experiencing an issue with Microsoft Windows and it is recommend that if you have followed all of the above recommendations that you reinstall your version of Microsoft Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.

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Stop 0x0000007b (0xF78A6528, 0xC0000034,


So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.

This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system.
Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive.
You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windows " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
Thanks for using FixYa.

May 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Umm... can't boot to windows at all so the program that was provided wont work, can't reinstall windows automatic disk eject on startup!


Hi,

Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.

If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly.

Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode, which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode, you can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally.


Good luck!
And Thanks.

Mar 19, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Windows xp quit loading blue screen says page-fault-in-nonpaged-area tech info ***stop:0x00000050(oxc9464269,0x00000000,0x870e208c,0x00000000)


So many computer face this blue screen fetal errors on windows.

This error comes usually when there is problem in software or driver compatibility issue with hardware or operating system.
Also this error comes when there is bed indexing unit in hard drive.
You can solve this errors with following 2 methods.
(1)When you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then if you are able to enter in safe mode then uninstall driver or software which you installed recently and face this error.
(2)If you are not able to enter in safe mode Then you need to fix error on hard drive.For that you need windows disk or recovery disk.
Boot your computer with that disk
For that when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set frist boot device as your cd or dvd rom.
Then save settings and exit bios.
Insert windows disk in cd /dvd rom.
Then it boot with that disk.Then you get this message "Press any key to boot from cd.."
Then press any key.
Then follow the procedure then enter in recovery console mode then type in prompt "chkdsk /r"
Then type "y"
Then it fix error on hard drive.
Then check if again you are not able to enter in windows then boot again and this time choose "R" option for repair previous windwos " then it repairs old windows then it loads again old windows.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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My system restart problem


Sounds like a hardware or heat issue. In safe mode your computer is using just minimum resources. Check the temp of your processor, and make sure all cooling fans are running. You can enter bios and check hardware monitor to see the temps.


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