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any ideas where to start looking for problem, i sitch pc on loads up win xp, logon icon appears, click on it it starts loading up but then restarts, i can start up in safe mode
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Well I am not an expert - especially when it comes to stuff like self rebooting PCs, but I can't help but to try to help you. So here goes nothing, I went and googled "self rebooting pc". Yea, it's a problem for a lot of computer users. I have a feeling it may be a hardware problem, but then again - I could be sadly mistaken. Check this document I found:

Self Rebooting PC Problems

I really hope this solves your problem.

Edited by hayabusa_mike, 04 February 2007 - 03:52 AM.

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Thanx, tried another psu, but still no joy, could this be linked with spayware, add ware or a virus???
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Actually, I am not totally sure, but there are extremely high chances that it is related to Malware. Ok, I want you to forget about the Operating Systems section, and take this to the Malware Removal forums. If they cannot help you, then I want you to come back to this forum, and good-luck from here.
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hi, welcome to geekstogo
let me recap because not clear to me,
- you can get into the safemode choices but but cannot get the computer to continue form any of the choices offered ie "last know good config"is out, as would be system restore to a point prior to the problem form safemode with command prompt
- you have tried a repair with cd then

or are you saying that you can post but then later when you do something it reboots, if so the first thing is to switch of the automatic reboot not because that mends things but normally in place of rebooting it give you a BSOD code which you can then tell us what it is, anyway here is how to turn off automatic reboot
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an error message(bsod) tells one what the error is, whereas auto reboot doesn't,
therefore it's best to turn off auto reboot

turn off auto reboot:

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this in slot: sysdm.cpl @0,3
- press: enter
- find in blue: startup and recovery
( just above the line: system startup, system failure, and debugging infomation)
- click button: settings
- unclick box: automatically restart

once done
the error message can be understood here
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php

Edited by fleamailman, 05 February 2007 - 12:38 PM.

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Hi, right 3rd day on this machine, things seem to have got worse, i cant get into safe mode any more, i run safe mode and it staops all the time at

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows32\drivers\Mup.sys

not sure where to go from here
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Sorry this sounds more and more like harddrive death, is your data backed up, I would do while you still can.
but if it is not harddrive death, then repairing the system with a XPcd would be the answer here, anyway here is the link with hope that it is just a corrupted system but I don't feel good about it.

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Edited by fleamailman, 07 February 2007 - 02:30 PM.

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Thanx, have been trying to do xp repair but wont boot up off cd, have set it that way in bios, i have a id to usb cable on hard drive now on to another pc, is it possible to repai it via usb
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