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XP Reboots by itself on arrival of login screen

I got two hard disks both of them installed with XP service pack 2 with the same cd ( I kept only 1HDD attached to the system )

To get some data
I did removed the attached HDD and attached the second one to the cable, and the XP started getting restarted, it kept rebooting

Now I again again installed the 1st one on which I got the same error, XP gets rebooting itself at the boot screen itself

Finally both of my HDD with XP sp2 are giving me the same error
"Rebooting at the boot screen continuously"

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    you turn the computer on and it turns itself off and on

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Have you tried safe mode? if safe mode is still a failure, you have no choice but to reformat 1 of those drives an do a clean installation of windows xp

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