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Have you flashed the BIOS with either the original factory settings or a recent update? Take careful note of exactly where the computer restarts, either upon Windows start-up or from a cold restart. If the former, then there is no substitute for a reinstall, which is also a good time to make all the settings in Windows just the way you like them. I have reinstalled Windows at least 20 times and always have had changes that I learned from the previous installation. If the computer is restarting before Windows boot, then it is in the BIOS. Reflash from the original or update based upon your needs which can be found in the revision notes for each update. There is only one other suggestion. If per-chance, you have an AMD based machine and have recently tried to install Windows XP SP3, you have been caught in a freakish occurrence. Allegedly, Microsoft has been working, endlessly it now appears, a fix but I would not wait for them. f you can, back up your data and attempt to remove the Service Pack (3). If you cannot remove it, go ahead and reinstall. Pray for a working backup or successful backup attempt. I would suggest both knees.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Turn off your computer.
Insert the Windows XP Installation CD that came with your machine.
or borrow one
Turn your computer back on. It will auto-detect the CD.
Type "R" to load the Recovery Console when prompted.
When you see a cursor flashing, type "fixmbr" (no quotes). Press "Enter."
Type "exit" (no quotes). Press "Enter."
Follow the onscreen instructions to restart your machine.
hope this helps
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