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After installing restore disk computer continuasly reboots after start up

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    make and model of the computer would be helpful.. have you set the bios to boot to the cd rom ?


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There maybe a hardware fault, is this your own restore disc specific to your pc? have you changed any hardware in the pc before using the restore disc, if so the software will not recognise the serial numbers of the new hardware and cause a looping reboot.

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In the System Properties dialog box, on the System Restore tab, use the slider to increase the allocated disk space, and then click OK.
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Click the drive you want to monitor, and then click Settings.
In the Settings dialog box, shown in Figure 1, use the slider to increase the disk space, and then click OK twice.
Figure 1
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arrow_px_up.gifTop of page Before You Try System RestoreSystemRestore should only be used after trying less comprehensive methods oftroubleshooting. System Restore changes many files and registryentries, and in some cases might replace more files than you wantrestored. So when I first run into a computer problem, I reboot mycomputer. I'm still amazed at how often a problem is solved by usingthis simple technique. Or, if your computer won't start in normal mode,reboot your computer, press F8 during the boot process, use the arrowkeys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
Other troubleshooting techniques that often work are listed below.
Run problem applications in Compatibility Mode if system instability occurs after installing a particular application. To run the Program Compatibility Wizard:
• Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Program Compatibility Wizard.
Use Add or Remove Programsto uninstall a problem application if the system instability hasoccurred immediately after a new application has been installed andrunning the program in Compatibility Mode hasn't helped. AlthoughSystem Restore will remove the application if you choose to apply it,it is better to remove the offending application from Control Panel. Toopen Add or Remove Programs:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
Click the program you want to remove, and then click Change/Remove.
If the system's instability has occurred immediately after a new device driver is installed, use the Device Driver Rollback feature instead of System Restore. To roll back to an earlier driver:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
In the Device Manager dialog box, double-click the hardware that uses the driver in question.
In the device Properties dialog box, on the Driver tab, click Roll Back Driver.
See Charlie Russel's columns, Device Driver Rollback Beats BSOD and Finding Compatible Device Drivers for Windows XP, and Paul McFedries' column, Troubleshoot Device Driver Problems, for more information about device drivers.
Work through the Windows XP troubleshooters in the Help and Support Center. To open a troubleshooter:
Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
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Under Troubleshooting problems in the right pane, click List of troubleshooters, and then start a troubleshooter by clicking the name in the left column of the table.
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On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.
Figure 2

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