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HP Desktop keeps rebooting itself

I have checked the setup to see if the boot order is correct and it boots from hard drive first then CD drive...can't figure it out....

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Hi Julie, the boot order is not correct. You need to change the order to boot to you're cdrom first than to you're hard disk drive.
To change that order go to the boot section of you're bios. Move to select you're cdrom & press enter on the keyboard & a list will open. You cam move devices up & down by pressing the + or - keys. Once you have corrected the boot order save & exit.
As the pc begins to start back up, press the F8 key every 2 seconds. A window will open, look for ( Disable automatic restart on system failure ). Choose the option. Windows should continue to load windows. If you see any error messages write them down & post them here.
If windows does not load continue following as mentioned below.
Check if the PC continues to reboot itself. If it continues to do so than you're windows boot files may be corrupted or worse. Load you're restore cd or you're windows cd into you're cdrom drive & restart you're PC. You should see. to load the cd press any key... (Press the space bar). You're cd will start to load. If you're using windows or the restore cd follow the on screen instruction to reinstall windows (ONLY). Doing a reinstall will not earse you're personall data. Do not format you're drive, (Yet). Finish installing windows. The PC will restart once or twice & you will see ( to load from CD press any key... ) Do nothing, windows will continue installing. When finished run windows update till there are no more updated. Some programs will need to be reinstalled, like printer software.

Post back if you need more help or have questions.
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Probably a RAM problem, but need the error message to confirm.

Pls reply back with the same.

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