|Hello. Here is my problem, I will try to give as much detail. I have a HP Pavilion dv5000 labtop, Windows XP. A few days ago, I had some spyware issues, but took care of those. Today, I had spyware and malware issues again. After about a hour of using programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, I got rid of them. However, after this some other things started to go haywire. I was online for a few minutes, then the blue screen appeared for a split second and it rebooted. This turned into a continuous cycle, of rebooting, blue screen, rebooting, etc.|
I am asking for any help with this issue. My first question, is there a way I can disable auto-boot? I have read some other topics that had people pressing F8 at startup, is that how it would work? This would let me see what the error message is.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing this? I am thinking it might be a hardware problem, or possibly a battery issue. HP has this battery status check thing that I will try, but that's probably not the source of the problem, it may be a driver problem although I haven't installed anything at all recently. I don't have any CDs at all, when I bought this computer, windows XP was already installed. I am thinking of reformatting as another option?
Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.