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socalhidesert1

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When starting up my computer windows xp. It keeps shutting down and restarting every 30 seconds.
I have tried the safe mode, safe mode with networking and safe mode with command prompt. I have
clean out all fans just in case of over heating but the problems still continues. I am currently using my
laptop.... can anyone guide me through the process to get me up and running... socalhidesert1 thanks.
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rshaffer61

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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, We will be happy to help you.

I will need some more information
Make and Model
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space

If it is custom then I will need the following
The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
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socalhidesert1

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Gateway 507gr
mem: 512mb ram
main intel r pentium r 4 cpu 3.00ghz
4 yrs old
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The Skeptic

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At what stage, exactly, is it shutting down? Is it during POST or after windows start loading?

If you have XP CD boot with disk, chose Recovery Console and run chkdsk /r. If you need more help with this step please let us know.
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