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Brian D.

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hello,

whenever i turn on my computer, it will boot to bios, etc., but then it gives me options to go to safe mode(s), start normally, and last known configuration. any of the options i pick, it just restarts and goes back to the options after booting up.

the reason i'm being so blunt is because i know there could be a lot of different things wrong with it, and i've tried everything i know to do.

can anyone please help me with this?

thanks,

Edited by Brian D., 12 September 2011 - 04:43 AM.

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You're most likely caught in a BSOD loop. Start the computer in safe mode (tap the F8 key repeatedly during the boot up processes until you get to the selection screen) and then choose Disable automatic restart on system failure.

Post the error message shown in the blue screen.

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unfortunately, no dice. does the exact same thing.
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Well you either have a hardware failure or Windows is borked. Try a repair install. Boot off your Windows CD and when you get to the partition screen, highlight the Windows partition and press R for repair. If it works, immediately visit Windows Update and install all the high-priority updates. You can skip IE8 if you prefer IE6 and skip Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications since it's spyware.

Edited by skifxr, 12 September 2011 - 04:29 PM.

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thanks, problem solved.

instead of a repair i just went ahead and did a clean install, being it was just one of those "broken" computers off of ebay.

thanks for your help(:
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A clean install is always better. :)
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