This is a problem that has surfaced over the last 3-4 days on my daughter's puta.
It's a P500/128meg system..win98se.
What's been checked as okay.
All the cards, the HD's and peripherals, ram.
There are no known virus' or spyware programs.
It's fully defragged.
What the problem is that it reboots and reboots as soon as it get's onto the login screen.
So this is what I have done so far-
In safe mode it doesn't reboot so...
I then ran MS System configuration utility and turned off all the programs in the startup section.
Also, there are no nasty programs in the startup section.
At each successful reboot into normal mode, I then turn on one program at a time and reboot into normal mode.
The system starts in normal mode until...
These two programs are started, Zone alarm and MSN Messenger.
Simple enough, just uninstall them and reinstall you might think, but no.
Here comes the weird part.
When I went into windows explorer and opened up the Zonealarm folder, the system rebooted.
After it had rebooted I tried again, this time I could open the Zonealarm folder.
When I tried to run uninstall, it rebooted again...like weird.
Also if I tried to uninstall Zonealarm in the windows uninstall thingy in control panel, it also rebooted the system..ARGH !
Also, a diagnostic program pointed to "disktool.dll" as being corrupt and guess what, couldn't find it in explorer anywhere ( hidden files on was selected )
Also pcximp32.flt was classified as corrupt. I found this in c:\\\accessories.
I click on it and wham, system reboots.
I reboot and the next time I can click on it.
I know that a simple format and reinstall will fix everything, but hey I would like to know what is going on before I do that.
Anyone got an idea...please oh please LOL
Edited by 3ntity, 22 May 2004 - 03:51 PM.