HP COMPAQ Presrio C300 Laptop
2 Years Old
running XP Home
Norton Internet security (Crap i know)
Basically, I was using my laptop last week, did some emailing, done some game playing, Switched laptop off in usual manner, came back six hours later, switched laptop back on, as the computer starts to load, the screen froze for a couple of seconds, screen went black and rebooted itself. It will keep on rebooting itself continuously as it fails to start up.
NOW, with what knowledge i do have, I waited for it to restart and pressed F5 to get into it in Safe Mode, but again it will reboot before yetting anywhere
So then I though the worst and so when it rebooted I pressed F11 to do a system recovery. IT DID NOT reboot during this and actually carried out the system recovery which took about 45 minutes, it said it was succesful upon completion and so the laptop restarted but the same problem happening as before. restarting after failing to load.
When system restarted I pressed F10 to do a Hard Drive check which took about an hour but the hard drive passed its test and had no problems. But my laptop will still not get far in loading, as soon as the COMPAQ screen appears it will reboot.
ANY IDEAS PLEASE
I AM DESPERATE