Okay, it sounds like you have something in your startup folder in the registry, or start menu, that is causing the reboot.
First of all, is it a soft or hard reboot that gets forced? Once the windows splash screen finishes, how far do you get into windows before it shuts down? And when it does shut down, does it go off straight away, or go through the "Now shutting down" "saving your settings" motions?
Finally, with the Safe Mode thing, you should just be tapping F5 as the computer starts up to try and get into it. And the "PC language" you speak of.. it looks something like this?
multi(0)rdisk(1) [...] C:\WINDOWS\something.sys
over and over again? This is normal, it's Windows loading the files it needs to boot up, this usually happens transparently and it shows the windows splash screen while this is happening.
You should try to get into Safe Mode, try just waiting
through the "PC language" (although it shouldn't stop for more than 10 seconds at any time) until you can get into Safe Mode, then I can help you further. More info needed...edit:
I missed this
, make sure you read that thread and try whatever's listed there (if it describes your problem). Also next time use the Search
function and try to see if you can find some help there, too...
Edited by splintax, 19 April 2005 - 04:51 AM.