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System will not load, keeps restarting ,will not go into safe mode

My compaq presario will not load windows xp. I have tried to rstart it in safe mode but it will only begin to go into safe then restarts at the screen where you have safe mode, safe mode with networking,safe mode with comand prompt or start windows . I can't think of what is the cause of the problem. My brother was on the computer wen it froze,then rebooted its own a he said. I can't figure out the cause except maybe he has some how corrupted my verision of windows. Anyone have a clue whats going on?

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    while installing McAfee virus protection my computer went down and will not reboot.I have tried the compaq recovery cd but it still will not reboot.

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    My product is a Presario SR2020NX but the problem is still the same.

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    I have a presario Sr2020NX and the problem is the same. I tried to hold the power button on the keyboard and shut down and go the route of the torubleshooting manual but it wont turn off that way.

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Hi there you problem is the win xp because that computer was not made for that win use the win millenium and is resolved
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It may be cycling, when the system reboots, press and hold the power button, to completely switch off, then turn back on as normal

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