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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Re: unable to reboot
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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Gateway is responsible for any hardware issues with your computer. Neither the internet service provider nor the operating system manufacturer has anything to do with the hardware. Your Gateway has a power on button on its case. You may have to hold the button in for several seconds to shut it down but as you have not accessed the OS, that won't harm the hard drive. Once it's shut down, repress the power button to turn it back on and hopefully it will power up completely to the Windows or Linux OS you are using.
There are Various(different) Methods to Reboot Your Computer
1.) Click "Start," then "Turn Off Computer," then "Restart." else
2.) Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" simultaneously. Then click "Shut Down" and select "Restart."
3.) Press and hold the power key. Most systems will power down after about five seconds. This will force a hard power down. This method does not give hardware in the system, such as hard drives, a warning that power will be lost, so it is not graceful and should only be done if the above methods did not work.
4.) Unplug your computer and plug it in. And turn on the computer. This will also make force a hard power down, "Make sure that if the other command/option did not work (function)" so you should only do it if other methods did not work.
Reboot Using a CD or DVD
1.) Place "insert" the CD or DVD into the disc drive of your system (e.g E:,F: or G:) that you have.
2.) Restart your computer using any of the methods listed under "Various Methods to Reboot Your Computer."
3.) When prompted, press any key to boot the computer using the CD.
4.) Contact your computer's manufacturer if this does not work, and make sure that the CD or DVD is good. If not it will not work "Cannot run for booting" or computer may not be set up correctly, and various troubleshooting methods are required to figure out what is not working.
Else if you want to Reboot Your Computer into Safe Mode
Here are the step to run in a "safe mode"
1.) Turn off your computer and Wait for few seconds.
2.) Restart your computer.
3.) Start tapping the "F8" key for a while and wait till the "windows advanced option" menu appear.
4.) When the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" appears, select "Safe Mode" using the arrow keys on your computer and press "Enter" key in your keyboard.
Always use CRTL/ALT/DELETE to shut it down when something like that happens.
It damages the HDD if you do not shut it down correctly.
Unplug the power cable from the computer and let it sit over night. Plug it back in.
is your computer XP or Vista?
please let me know.
Hi.. first of all when ur system gets attacked by virus or threats its difficult to perform delete operations. The only best way is to format ur system with the help of XP cd. This XP cd will reboot ur operating system so that all viruses and threats available in ur C drive will get deleted... So the only option is to re install ur OS with XP cd...
Constant rebooting of a computer can be cause by alot of reason the most common for this is due to oevrheating, to check if this is a overheating problem try to open the case of the tower and put a electric fan in front of the tower to coll it down then power ON thecomputer and if it booted up fine with a electric fan blowing on the tower we're sure that you need to add some colling device on the computer tower, But if still do the same thing the problem here is the power supply unit it needs a replacement already....
Did you reinstall windows, or install another operating system? Have you placed your windows disks in your computer recently? To add files or possibly drivers?
This is in your ROOT boot up .ini file, which shows that loading screen, also there is an option that has blocked shutting down your computer. I can help you get to shutdown, is this a laptop, is this a home computer? Did you recently place this unit in the shop. All of these answers do matter for me to give you assistance.