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Compaq evo n1050v laptop rebooting on XP startup

My Compaq evo n1050v laptop is struggling to boot up. It gets as far as the XP Startup screen but then a blue screen of deatha appears and it restarts automatically.

Can anyone offer some advise on what to check / try?

Thanking you in advance!

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  • allenc137 Feb 28, 2008

    The safe mode option also causes a automatic reboot at the XP startup...

  • allenc137 Feb 28, 2008

    Hi Mike,

    I have to shoot into a meeting for the rest of today - will try your suggestion tonight and will let you know how it went.

    Thanks soooo much for your help so far!


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Sure problem most likely lies With The operating System Or failing to initialise a device upon Boot-Up.
Start the computer up with your Windows XP Or System recovery Cds In The Drive. If the system will not allow you to do this, the bios settings will be to boot A: floppy C: Hard-Disk D: CD Rom. enter Bios F2 at boot. Change Only boot sequence settings to Top Or First Boot Device D: CDRom. Then C: Hard-Drive. ( Instructions Are Provided Within The Bios screen ) After you have made the changes, Save And Exit ( saving all changes to CMOS ) !!!!! Do Not Change Any Other settings!!!!!
Post back here if you get any on-screen error messages, once you,ve done This, And i,ll assist you further.

Mike @ compurepair.

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  • Mike Waldron Mar 15, 2008


    No Problem.

    I,ll keep my eye on this Post.

    Unfortunately someone rated it before you had a chance to.

    But it has been reported To Fixya, as i do not believe that anything posted by myself is inappropriate.

    I will continue to resolve your problem, and may the perpertraitor of the bogus rating, be hung-drawn and quartered.

    Mike @ compurepair.


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When you start it hit the f8 key,highlight safemode without networking.If it boots do a system restore.

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