Windows Vista Crashes and Reboots Continually

November 20, 2010 at 00:11:41
Specs: Windows Vista
So my HP laptop was infected with viruses. However they didn't have a large effect on the system performance. I spent a couple days scanning and deleting the corrupted files. After many scans the two corruptions that kept returning were of Internet Explorer and the AVG program I was using to find the viruses. Either way I wasn't too worried because I'm getting Windows 7 soon.

The next day I came home from school and my girlfriend said that laptop was broken. She said she just installed her printer and restarted the computer as it asked. From then on it has repeatedly crashed and restarted.

When it started normally it first shows the loading bar, followed by the fancy new windows logo and then the welcome screen. Since this problem started, the cursor appears very briefly before the new logo. Then it shows the welcome screen and after a second the blue screen flashes, crackles and immediately restarts. I've tried this a few different ways.

If as soon as I get to the welcome screen, I press alt-ctrl-del I can then choose the task manager which brings me into the desktop. I only have a few seconds before it crashes again but I can see which programs load up. The strangest thing is the longer I delay the crash the more unpleasant crackling sounds I hear. The most frustrating thing is that the blue screen appears way too fast to read any information.

Safe mode works fine, but even if I turn off automatic restart upon system crash, the same thing happens. I can't get a glimse of what is causing the problem.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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November 20, 2010 at 00:41:38
It sounds like a hardware problem. I would suspect your HDD. If you have some boot cd you could run a HDD surface scan and check it. ( I sometimes use Hirens boot cd for that)

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November 20, 2010 at 07:38:36
Safe mode works fine,
Ok, access safe mode with networking and download and run these 2 free fully functional trials:
1- Trojan Remover
2- Hitman Pro

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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November 20, 2010 at 11:52:21
I'll try that. One thing I forgot to mention is that I trying to use a xp installation disc to just wipe the thing clean. It loads all the contents, but before it gives me the option to repair, reinstall, etc, it crashes as usual.

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