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D Wolnie

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I have XP SP2 on a HP a3410 desktop. I normally just log-off instead of powering down after each use, since I have 3 kids that also use the computer. If I do any updates that require a restart, I have been experiencing this problem lately. The computer reboots normally up to the XP logo, then it powers off itself briefly, then reboots again. This keeps going on and on. I can reboot succesfully into safe mode, and I have tried to restore to a past point, but nothing seems to fix it. I have the Media Center Edition preinstalled, and I have read that I can't really do a repair, since the disks I have created (it didn't come with recovery disks) will restore it to factory specs, and I'll loose all data. Can I do a backup in safe mode, then do a restore? When I start using the computer by logging on, it has run properly with no problems. It's only this restart or cold start issue. Thanks for any help.
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Sounds like your power supply may be failing. Common problem with OEM PCs. If the PSU is made by Bestec then it is quite probable.

Edited by Whiskeyman, 19 March 2007 - 09:46 AM.

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The Skeptic

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You can backup in safe mode. Move the files to another partition, a usb storage device or burn it to a disk. All will work. Right click Start > explore. Search the data that you want to keep of each and every user.
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