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Sval

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    Infuriating restarts
    « on: January 25, 2009, 11:57:18 PM »
    I am having an issue with my computer restarting on the windows loading screen. I have switched to a HD with a known good copy of XP, no difference. Any input?

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    Re: Infuriating restarts
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 12:33:14 AM »
    Welcome to the CH forums.

    Seems like you have a hardware error and are bsod'ing but you can't see the bsod because your system is set to immediately reboot on a system error.  Have tried Safe Mode?

    Re-seating components and replugging might fix the problem and you can test your ram using Memtest86 from http://www.memtest86.com/ - download the bootable ISO & burn to cd.

    Please give a few details of your system - see here, it's very hard to provide guidance without some info.

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      Re: Infuriating restarts
      « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 07:24:33 AM »
      I have since removed and reseated all components, still no change.  I am unaware of how to have windows load in safe mode without any sort of prompting and... hardware specs, AMD Athlon 64x2 4200+,  Asus m2n32 sli-deluxe motherboard, PNY Gforce 8500GT video carde, 3GB Corsair memory, 250GB Seagate SATA HD, OEM DVDR/RW. OS is Windows XP and it is a retail copy, CD's and all, though I am unable to locate the actual CD at this very moment.
      « Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 03:03:21 PM by Sval »

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        Re: Infuriating restarts
        « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 03:08:23 PM »
        Update: I have since removed any possible offending RAM and tried a new mainboard, with the same results. Someone please help me, lol.

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        Re: Infuriating restarts
        « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 05:10:36 PM »
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        I have switched to a HD with a known good copy of XP,

        This doesn't always work as XP is looking for the machine it was installed on...
        To enter safemode repeatedly tap the F8 key after powering up and before you see the Windows logo...
        You will need the XP CD to facilitate the repairs on this.

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