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Hi, Though BIOS may be the issue, I would recommend that you also check the capacitors (small can) around the CPU area. Experience has taught me that they cause a lot of reboot and BSODs. Normally the top of the capacitors should be clean flat surface with an X or a Y mark. No blistering, no bulge, no brown oily stuff, just a dull shine. If BIOS is corrupt, you may want to consider flashing it with an update from the manufacturer's website. The usual precaution applies, make sure you don't loose power when performing a bios flash, all devices removed except for the barebone, availability of a bootable medium such as an FDD and a bootable diskette with the flashing software and bios update, setting bios to default on first boot. Hope this be of some help and give you an idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional info. Good luck and kind regards.

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Did you make any changes to the computer prior to the issue?

This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
a) The basic input/output system (BIOS) does not detect the hard disk.
b) The hard disk is damaged.
c) Sector 0 of the physical hard disk drive has an incorrect or malformed master boot record (MBR).
Note: Some third-party programs or disk corruption can damage an MBR.
d) An incompatible partition is marked as Active.
e) A partition that contains the MBR is no longer active.
Method 1
I would suggest that you update the basic input/output system (BIOS) to the latest version by contacting the motherboard or computer manufacturer and check if it works.
Important: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.
BIOS: frequently asked questions
Method 2
If the above step fails then I would suggest that you perform startup repair on the computer and check if it works.
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My win xp has a coprocessor error can you kindly tell how to fix it my problem includes a bus controller error


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Try first to clear the BIOS.

To enter BIOS (check bottom of POST screen for the correct key to enter SETUP), when in SETUP, select correct key for Reset to Default Values, then press F10, then press enter.

If resetting BIOS does not fix the problem, reinstall the Motherboard Chipset Drivers and then restart the computer.

If you did try to overclock the computer, then enter the BIOS and reset BIOS to default values, then save changes and restart computer.

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I have an IBM NetVista 2.4GHz Pentium 4 Desktop Computer which restarts frequently as i switch it on. Could you tell me what the problem is ????

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What were you doing prior to this error message ?
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A clean installation of windows will resolve the issue

Or Try this

If you were able to start the computer prior to the issue, then try startup repair and check the result. To do this, try these steps.
Step 1: Perform startup repair using Vista DVD
a. Insert the Windows DVD.
b. Restart your computer.
c. Let the computer restart (boot) from the DVD.
d. If prompted, press any key to continue.
e. When you reach the Install Windows screen, select your preferences in the Language to install, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method boxes, and then click Next.
f. Do not click Install now. Instead, click Repair your computer. The System Recovery Options dialog box appears.
g. Make sure the correct operating system is selected, and then click Next.
h. After you click Next, the System Recovery Options menu appears.
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j. Remove the DVD and restart the computer to see if the system starts fine. See Make system repairs from the Windows Recovery Environment
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