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PC Restarts I was repairing WinXP OS and just before the installation was complete, My pc restarted. It keeps on restarting before booting

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It may be a corrupt windows indtallation, boot the XP CD and select Install Windows, Choose the "Repair" option in subsequent screen. May take a while, and you need to activate it again, but it usually fixes the problem for me.

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I think the memory of your computer have problem that is why it keeps on restarting. kindly get the memory and try it a new one.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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