wont stay on

September 29, 2009 at 19:38:17
Specs: Windows XP, 1.5g
my main computer turns on, you see windows start to load then it just turns back off, it just keeps restarting itself over and over again. any suggestions?
i have a amd 3200 or 3600
asus motherboard

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#1
September 29, 2009 at 19:48:14
My friends computer used to do that exact same thing. You could try going into safe mode and looking for the problem. I didnt really feel like playing around in safe mode trying to fix my friends so I reinstalled windows on it and it worked like new. Hope this helped.

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#2
September 29, 2009 at 22:07:58
"i have a amd 3200 or 3600"

RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - the first screen you see shows you which cpu you have.

If you have a generic system, the Asus maboard model may be shown while booting - either on a logo (graphical) screen, or as a text line.

If you have a brand name system, the specific brand name system model is usually on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can be determined by going to the brand name's web site.

........

Press F8 repeatedly while booting - don't hold down the key - starting early in the boot - e.g. after the mboard beeps once.

When the boot choices appear, select
Disable automatic restart on system failure.

If that gets your computer booting normally, you may see an error message on a blue screen - if you see that. tell us what you're seeing.
E.g.
STOP: 0X00000xx
TEXT_MESSAGE_WITH _UNDERLINES_ BETWEEN_WORDS
If a file is named, tell us the name of the file. You may have to click on Details or similar to find the name of a file.

Win XP is set by default to automatically reboot when it encounters an unrecoverable error.
Disable automatic restart on system failure only turns that off when you select it while booting.
To turn that off all the time....

To have XP possibly display an error message you can investigate instead of the computer rebooting:

1. Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
4. Under System failure, click on the small box beside Automatically restart to remove the checkmark.
5. Click OK, and then click OK.

If you then get a blue screen error message, look at and note all of it's details.
......

If selecting
Disable automatic restart on system failure
doesn't help......

Press F8 repeatedly while booting - don't hold down the key - starting early in the boot - e.g. after the mboard beeps once.

When the boot choices appear, select
Enable VGA mode.
Your icons may be larger, your resolution may be lower, but if Windows works fine, your problem is related to the video drivers.

If that doesn't help
When the boot choices appear, select
Safe mode.
Your icons may be larger, your resolution may be lower, but if Windows works fine, your problem is related to something other than the video drivers - it's related to something that is not loaded in Safe mode that is loaded in normal and Enable VGA mode.


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#3
September 29, 2009 at 22:27:41
JeckTheFury is right, reinstal windows and that problem caused by virus.

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