Windows reboots itself

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Messages:
    2,732
    Hiya guys,

    I got a machine here, XPPro. It goes through POST and when it hits the WindowsXP scrollbar screen, it reboots itself.

    I tried in safe mode and it does the same thing. I reset the bios to Load failsafe defaults, and it does the same thing.

    I am thinking that it's a driver that is corrupted, just might.

    I am thinking that a Repair from WindowsCD might be in order, am I assuming correctly?

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    When you say you tried safe mode, how far do you get? Do you ever get past the XP Scrollbar screen?

    Does it blink a BSOD, even for a milisecond before it reboots?
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    4,199
    Location:
    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    I have seen that a few times and yes a repair install has fixed it a few times also, I say go for the repair.
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Hmm sounds like a scenario I had with a Job interview at staples.

    Have you checked the PSU? Could be once windows start loading it puts a higher demand on the PSU which it may not be able to handle.
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Messages:
    2,732
    I loaded the safe Default settings in the BIOS, which cranked the FSB back to 100mghz from 166, and it still did this,

    The owner of the machine was complaining about viruses before this happened.

    Never saw the BSOD,

    Heeter
     
  6. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I had a VERY similar problem with my PC.

    I tried fixing it by doing a repair with NO luck, then I tried a re-intstall, and it did the typical: "Found a previous install of XP, try a repair instead?"

    and I did a yes...

    worked like a champ, I have no clue what the difference is, but it worked...

    :)
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Messages:
    2,732
    I tried same thing, But since MBR is corrupted, Repair did not detect a Previous Version of Windows,

    So a fresh install it will be,

    Heeter
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    4,199
    Location:
    L'Ile Perrot Quebec

    Thats the repair option I was talking about its the 2nd one not the 1st, you might have been able to fix the mbr but its a little late now.

    Hope it works out
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    The repair option replaces the system files and I think loads default drivers. I think.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    4,199
    Location:
    L'Ile Perrot Quebec

    Yes it does but whats nice is the way it does not remove added programs and you do not loose your stuff