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Unable to reboot

My computer keeps turning on and off so that I can't reboot with my xp cd. It keeps showing that my computer shut down due to power failure, etc and it shows that I can restart using normal mode, safe mode, etc, but when I highlight them and hit ener---computer shus down and turn back on and keeps recycling on/off

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  • Serbob May 11, 2010

    You've probably got a hardware failure somewhere. I'd try removing a stick of RAM and see if that helps first. From there it could be power supply, hard drive or mother board.



    Can you get to the BIOS? If so, you can do a memory check.

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Sounds to me like you have a bad or dying power supply. Try finding a friend with a working power supply and hook it up to your computer, if the problem ceases, then go get yourself a new power supply. If the problem persists, it may be an issue with cables or the fuse, maybe even a bad motherboard.

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