Question about HP Media Center PC 873n (P9875A#ABA) PC Desktop
A few evenings ago I was working on my computer (emachine) with no problems. The next morning it was frozen with on 'countdown' screen to reboot. I had to hard boot to get it to do anything. When it starts booting, the E logo comes up with my options to go to bios etc.... then it goes to the countdown screen. Whether I chose to boot normally or using last good config, it would just repeat the process of going to E logo screen. I got frustrated and turned it off for most of the day. When I turned it back on, it did the same thing, but this time when I chose last good config it actually start booting up. There was a microsoft error report, so I sent it. I tried to go download a critical windows update, but at approx 75% completion....it rebooted itself. This started the cycle over, however I was having much better luck at least getting it to boot all the way at least a couple of times, so that I could back up some recent files. I tried to restore, but it never seems to get to complete either. Essentially, at this point, I can get it to boot up, but if anything is running it won't take it long to start rebooting itself. Sitting idle it takes it longer to start rebooting. Please help! I had some power issues in my office at home today which caused my computer to keep turning on and off a few times. I moved my computer to another location within my house to avoid voltage/wattage problems in that room. It still is rebooting over and over, even if I click any safe mode options, normal start, or last configurations. I opened the tower and cleaned everything of dust. The fans work properly. Did my computer become damaged with the power from the outlet turning on and off many times? Please help. Thanks.
I would try taking to motherboard battery out for 10 minutes to reset the bios.....then try booting again.......if not then the bios could possibly be fried.....i had teh same problem with a computer i built myself......
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
This is almost certainly a software issue, probably malware. load it up in safe mode and attempt to scan it for virus' and malware. use something professional like malwarebytes.org, spybot search and destroy, Norton, Kaspersky and mcafee and always try multiple scanners as no one scanner will get it all. there is also a good free scanner over at trendmicro which will also remove malware.
Posted on Nov 08, 2013
Try chkdsk /r with windows recovery this should solve the problem
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
It is not very likely that your computer was damaged, but if you want to make sure, check for any leaky capacitors/burn marks/dark areas on the motherboard..
Look for things like:
If you can't find any, the mobo is fine.. which is a good sign..
Next, I would try re-installing (not repairing) the OS by using the windows CD that came with your system.. If you did not get one, there should be a recovery drive on your PC (CAUTION: this will erase everything on the drive)....
The fact that your computer fans and everything else come on indicates that it is probably not the power supply, so we'll leave that alone for now...
It could be that the RAM was damaged.. i'm not too sure how much you have installed, but that pc may come with 2 sticks of ram.. if that is the case, try each on on it's own and see if that works..
Sounds more like a software issue, and if re-installing windows does not work, I would suggest buying a new Hard-Drive.. (if that doesn't fix the issue, you can always return it)...
If none of these things help, let me know and I will try to help you more...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First check the cmos (3V disc shape)battery on your motherboard is ot flat, as this causes reboot loops. Also check that the processor fan is free of dust and so you can count out overheating.
Posted on Jan 02, 2007
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