Restart it , and press f8 before wondows gets loaded from harddisk ,then choose safe mode try in it if it starts properly in safe mode then go to start => run =>(type) chkdsk c: /r and press enter , it will then say that cannot lock current drive would you like to check the disk next time before windows starts ? then you should say " yes "
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You will need to boot it with the XP CD and perform a repair install if you have important data you need to recover. If boot with CD format it abd do a full reinstall. If you have any problems while doing this i would check the memory in the computer maybe by just checking 1 stick of ram at a time. Cheers from Scott and plz vote
Please try install XP SP3 in safe mode. Then check whether you have the latest Graphics Card Driver. It seems like some driver issue as it reboots only in Normal mode. Since safe mode runs on minimalset of hardware drivers.
Secondly, there may be a corrupt file that caused reboot. Spend a night and schedule bad sector check - Right click on system drive, Tools tab, Error Checking -> Check Now, tick both boxes then Start. It will schedule scan on next reboot. Then reboot to confirm it starts checking HD.
Boot from CD ROM by inserting your original OS CD and just repair the existing installation of the OS and keep other settings at system default level. After that F8 will work for starting-up in Safe Mode...sodeep
RIGHT Click... My Computer From the menu choose Properties Click the Advanced tab Click Startup and Recovery Under the system failure area take the check OUT of the box that says Automatically Restart.
Windows XP sucks on 128MB, get yourself more memory, go to 1 Gig. Your problem could also be hardware such as a power supply so re-comment if the suggestion did not work for you.
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