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I boot up the computer,the window xp pops up then the compaq sign pops up then it terns off and does the same thing over and over agen

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This is some sotware or hardware issue.
Start up your computer and before windows load hit F8 and select SAFE MODE
Be sure that your computer is not viruses or spyware infected



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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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