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Hp laptop keeps restarting

I have an HP Pavilion dv6208nr notebook running vista home premium. I recently restored it to factory settings using the restore disc and after the restore it kept restarting over and over again. Windows boots all the way up and everything is good for about 2 minutes before the laptop just shuts down and restarts. After so many restarts the screen just goes black. Then I turn the power off then on again and go through the same process again. What can be the cause of this?

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  • HENDOG78 Mar 07, 2009

    I would re-install the OS but I don't have a vista home premium disc. I have also booted in safe mode with networking and i'm able to work on it but no luck yet. Anything else I can do without losing my current OS?

  • HENDOG78 Mar 07, 2009


    I did a virus scan at startup using avast. I had a few adware/viruses on there and deleted a couple that wouldn't mess with my file system. After that it retarted and still continued to shut down and restart itself. Should still try to fix the registry or not?


    I blew the fan intake a few times already as it ran continuously for a while. But that didnt do anything. There are no windows popping up before or during auto shutdown. I also tried disabling my network connections but still doesn't help.

    The laptop has no problem running in safemode with networking. Thats how i make these posts but for some reason while in normal operation it just keeps shutting down and restarting every 1-2 minutes.

    I've tried all sugestions and then some. This really sucks.

  • HENDOG78 Mar 07, 2009


    I'm sorry, The laptop shuts down normally and then restarts

  • HENDOG78 Mar 08, 2009


    MAN THANKS!!!! It was one of the startup programs that was causing the problems. I disabled all startup applications and retarted and it worked like a charm. I just have to figure out now which program needs to be disabled permanently.

    Thank You as well SharathNet. All your suggestions have helpedme out with my system.

  • Raph Quintos
    Raph Quintos May 11, 2010

    you can try going to safe mode (press F8 while booting, the choose safe mode)

  • Nicholas Lussier May 11, 2010

    Does the laptop shut itself down normally or does it just instantly turn off? Have you tried starting Vista in Safe Mode with F8? Does the battery have a full charge?

  • Raph Quintos
    Raph Quintos May 11, 2010

    do you have an antivirus?



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If the laptop is not popping up any windows before it shuts down it could be the built in heat protection, you can see if your fan has a lot of dust by turning off the laptop off and then blowing into the area where it pulls in air. If it is popping up a window before it shuts down disconnect it from the internet and see if it does the same thing, if it stays on while discod from the internet then run your antivirus if possibl.

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  • Nicholas Lussier Mar 08, 2009

    It sounds like its the cause of something starting with the comptuer,, while your in safe mode i would suggest clicking on RUN in the start menu and type msconfig into the box and click ok, on the window that comes up click on startup at the top right, in this window it shows the software that starts up with the computer, try disabling them all first and click ok, restart the comp into normal mode, if it works out, you can go back into msconfig and check them one by one and reboot to see which one is causing it.

  • Nicholas Lussier Mar 08, 2009

    One other thing you can check the windows event viewer which shows a log of errors that software the generates. Go into the control panel and click on administrative tools, in there you will find event viewer, when opened on the left you will see, Application, Security, and System, click on the application and system to check them out and look for a red x in the list that comes up, click on it and it should show what the name of the program is and whats going wrong


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It can be due to Viruses or Registry errors..its better to re-install the OS..den clen up ur registry by searchin 'registry cleaner' in Google..
Also, install Avast Anti Virus and register it for free & receive key ...

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  • Sharath Nettar
    Sharath Nettar Mar 19, 2009

    can u briefly giv the list of startup programs which r disabled..if u give i can tel dat, which is necessary...


    Download n Install TuneUp Utilities software..

    It will automatically fixes any errors..

    Visit: to Download latest version...



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Accessing the recovery partition on your HP Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in storage, rendering them useless when you need them.

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Press "F11" when the "Press <F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot process.
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Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
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The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
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Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
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