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Computer wont startup it cycles and repeats sony vaio pcv rx560

My computer will not start up. It boots and and gets to a screen where it asks if I want to start windows normally. I do that and then the window xp logo appears and then it reboots and starts all over again.  Right after the window xp logo appears something runs across the screen and disappears to fast to see what it is. I have norton internet and antivirus and the sp2 pack of windows xp installed. However, I have not installed anything recently. Just prior to the problem my comcast high speed internet went down and when it came on that is when I had the problem. I can boot from the CD-rom and have done a check with a cdrom norton and I have no viruses, but it is not the latest viruses on the disk and I dont know how to down load them onto the cdrom from norton site. I am having the same problem however mine won't boot in to safe mode. Prior to this occurring I have been having problems with my battery holding a charge so I could only use it with it plugged in to the wall, I left my machine running overnight and hadn't noticed the power plug had come out of the wall. When I went to power it on this morning all I get is a message telling me that my machine wasn't powered down properly, if it was due to a battery problem select normal boot mode. No matter what boot mode I select it comes back to this screen.

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  • radarguy1965 May 10, 2008

    I can't get it to go into safe mode, no matter what option I select it just comes back to this screen.

  • denmont Jun 13, 2008

    Computer wont startup it cycles and repeats dell windows xp. even in safe mode.



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Ok, i do in fact know what your problem is, your OS (Operating system has crashed. this has happened to me several times. what you need to do to fix it, get a windows xp, or vista disc, and put it in the drive, u may want to press f2, and enable f12 setup, and put the disc in from the options on that selection menu, just wait for it to reinstall your software and your done, if u dont have a windows disc then ur screwed lol. just buy one.

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Hi radarguy,

There several possible reasons why your computer reboot after getting to the windows screen. one is a corrupt or incompatible driver that was installed on your system, try to boot on safe mode(press F8 during the POST(power on self test) for newer computer this will come as a flash on your screen, when you are being prompted how to you want to start windows just the safe mode then check if your computer will start up properly if it is then a driver or an application may have cause the boot problem try to perform a system restore and put the state back when it was working properly you can check out this link if your problem will fall on one of the following problem
Now if safe modem will not fix the problem, the boot.ini maybe corrupted, check this link on how to re-install/fix corrupted boot.ini this process requires your Windows installation CD.

Hope this will help you solve your start up problem with your computer.


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