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From last week, my system is rebooting itself over and over again. Like it is stuck in a endless loop. I am running Windows XP SP 2.0.

Asif Kidwai

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  • hanniya May 30, 2008


    I have already tried that. I even format the entire hard drive and tried to re-install entire OS on it. But it is still rebooting over and over again. Any other ideas.



  • hanniya May 30, 2008

    Any other ideas. Since, I have read several blogs where it is also saying it could be Poswer Supply issue. Which I dont understand how.



  • hanniya May 30, 2008


    I think and hope you are right. Since I have tried everything which I knew or was suggested to me. That is the only thing left now. I am going to buy a new Power Supply and see if that would help the cause. But I do have one question, I can hit F8 and it will take me to the system setting and it also installs all the files and seems to me install entire OS every time i install. So If this is power supply issue, why is it installing the OS but only reboots over and over again once it is done installing everything. i am just curious.



  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    you'll most likely need to re install the operating system software.


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The power supply is a possibility. If it's cycling, that would appear to the uP and memory as a power interruption. Only way to find out is use a power supply tester(doing it with an ohm meter if fine, but you'll need to test it under loaded conditions).

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    Patrick Michaels May 30, 2008

    the reboot, is actually the cmos power recycling ..and it never really gets tracked. Happens during power fluctuations, by the way too.


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If your PC is more then 2-3 years old, please replace its power supply box and install new power supply. Mostly power supply comes with computer cabinet.
Technically, power supply voltages are not accurate or correct required to PC. Thats why PC boot n reboot again n again. Thats all know as an electronics tecnician.

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    Shahid Electronics May 30, 2008

    In my point of view, hitting f8, PC shows screen in text mode but after installation of OS, PC runs and use all its resources, so it requires more voltages/ current.

    You can verify my idea by measuring voltages through Digital Voltmeter. +5 volt supply is very important in desktop pc. It must be +5 volt exactly. If it decreas and become 4.8 or some what like that, pc wont run properly and can be shutdown any time. I been faced this situation.


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Hi Asif,
Did you install there something new on it? Maybe could help to push the F8 key after POST (just after the DELL logo disappeared and before Windows logo would appear) and choose to start with last configuration which worked. If this doesn't help then after F8 choose to start in Safe Mode and uninstall the failing application after you log into Windows.

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