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A terrible problem i have had myself but my friend needs help, everytime she turns on the pc it gets to the welcome screen and restarts, then asks for a mode of turn on, like safe mode or normal. All modes result in the same thing.
Any help i can pass on?
If you need more details i will ask.
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This is usually a conflict or corruption of the drivers or a program. I just had a intel 2.4 computer doing constant reboots ( some into boot selection screen)that was caused by a bad Nero 6.6 burniong software install. Uninstalling nero in safe mode fixed it somewhat. It still had left over files and folders but at least the computer started booting normally. Another computer was doing the same caused by trying to install a older graphics program on a XP system (adobe photoshop 6). A safe mode restore fixed that one. The most usual cause is updating video drivers ( Nvidia is real bad on this)without first uninstalling the old drivers. On that one i ended up doing a reinstall of XP over itself. I immediately went into the device manager and deleted all the video cards. Restarting the computer let XP find the hardware and i then installed the newest drivers.

There have been some computers i ended up wiping the drive with the drive makers utilities and reinstalling XP afterwards. I constantly look for ways to NOT have to do this but sometimes its just not possible any other way. That is the reason i include a Windows CD with every computer i sell.

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So whats a way of getting to safe mode, as it restarts on that too. Or so i think.
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If you cannot get into safe mode but instead the computer just reboots again you will need to use a XP CD to do a repair install on the computer.

http://www.geekstogo...als-t87501.html

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