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Desktop won't complete boot

Compaq Presario starts booting but powers off/on at the Windows screen and starts the boot over again. It is in a continual loop. Tried booting in Safe Mode...same problem.

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Open up the desktop and replace your CMOS battery, or atleast test it and see if the re-booting stops. If not and you have your XP installation disc you may have to do a system repair, start your pc with disc in and press enter when prompted, but make sure that your cd drive is set up as first boot in the bios.

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