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PC won't boot

For the last couple of weeks my PC has begun restarting itself for no apparent reason after being on for a few hours or so. I shut it down and left it down (thinking it may be an overheating issue). Now the PC won't boot up. It runs POST and brings up the Windows loading screen and then restarts itself from there. The OS will not load and I'm not sure what the problem is.

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  • lulusicous Jan 18, 2008

    Ok, so I checked the temp and everything seems normal (no overheating). I also pulled the memory, but now I'm experiencing issues with trying to reinstall Windows. I had to change my boot sequence to CD-ROM and was able to get it to pick up the disc. However, now it gives me an error: I can't remember what all it was something like INF file.sys or something and then it says it is missing or corrupt and that it cannot continue startup.

  • lulusicous Jan 21, 2008

    I started the process over and now I can't locate the drivers that I need for the hard drive. I've looked on the Intel site and the motherboard site and have had no luck. Do you have any ideas on what I can do?



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When you can get it to start, go directly into the bios. Once there find hardware monitor. (if your bios supports that). If so, here you can monitor cpu & motherboard tempture. Just let it sit. If its a heat issue you will be able to see it in the bios. Also lets see if the pc restarts by itself. If no restart takes place I would guess this is a software issue. Possible virus/worm. Pull the system memory & reseat. Reinstall windows.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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    Mike Peluso Jan 18, 2008

    Ok, during reinstall of windows I see windows gave you an error message & it would not continue. That's not uncommon either.

    Now you know why you are having trouble with your system. Windows is messed up. Windows saw another installation of windows. It tried to maintain the original windows already installed. It found a problem with your old files, it tried to repair them but failed. So what you need to do is start again with your new installation. This time around you want to do a qucik format & than install. This format will earse all of the older windows & all your files. I hate giving out bad news! There is no other option though. If you can get into your old windows you can copy your My Documents folder to either a second drive (if you have a second drive in the PC), or burn the folder to a CD/DVD. Either way you need to format & reinstall windows. Than reinstall the drivers for the motherboard & than update windows through windows update. With a little luck everything will work as it should. Best of luck.




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