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Computer reboots before login (Windows XP)


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Since yesterday, I've been unable to do anything with my computer as whenever I start it up, it gets to the 'windows is loading' screen and then reboots. I've tried loading it with the last good configuration but it still restarts, and I've tried loading it in safe mode but again, it only gets to the black 'safe mode' cornered screen, then reboots.

A friend suggested that it could be a heat problem, as it has been known to overheat before (it's a laptop), but even starting it from cold makes no difference, it's just stuck in this loop. I haven't had any error messages. I have looked through this forum and seen suggestions to run something with the XP CD, but I haven't actually got one, as the company who supplied the computer never provided one.

Any help would be really appreciated.
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what happened before this began? Windows update?
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Nothing really- except that it switched itself off the last time I used it possibly due to overheating, but although I know that's not ideal, it has happened before and I've never had problems getting it going again once it's been allowed to cool down. I haven't updated, downloaded anything, or even added any new programs for quite a while now.
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the problem with a pc shutting down like that is that your pc always has processes running in the background--often important processes that are accessing the registry.

You're registry could be corrupt, or you could have developed a hardware problem. It's difficult to say given the info we have.

http://support.micro...om/?kbid=307545

This is a KB article on dealing with a corrupt registry, which might help, but you need a recovery console.

You can download a self-contained recovery console here:

http://www.tweakxp.c...icle153115.aspx

It is not an easy process, though.

Do you have a restore cd, or restore partition?
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No, I don't have either. I'm guessing I download the file you posted and burn it to CD? If I can get it to run, will it (hopefully) save the files I had? Also is there any risk that I could make things worse if I get something in the process wrong?

Sorry for all the questions, but I've never had to deal with anything like this before.

Edited by Kaii, 26 June 2005 - 07:07 AM.

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you actually burn the file AS a cd (not to a cd).

I have to go right now, but you need to look up how to burn an ISO IMAGE (google it).

most pc makers will give you a restore method....who made your pc?
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It was Tiny Computers UK (before they claimed to have shut down, taking my warranty with them).

I'll google the ISO IMAGE stuff and have a go with it. Thanks for your help.
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