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Pc reboots automatically while starting for the first time

It reaches the operating systems start page before rebooting. no bootable drives were installed was shown after it reboots. My only solution is to turn-off the system then turn it on again. After the second turn-on, pc is good to use without interuption.

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Check in your bios make sure your hde is firt boot. send floppy down to bottom of list make your second boot your cr drive.click f10 save changes

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Hope that helps..

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