System will not boot up but recycles.

Emachines / T5230
July 24, 2009 at 21:52:18
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 on an HP Pavilion a134On with all current updates. No problems to date. Now when I attempt to start it up - it goes to the dos window where you can choose how to start it up - normally, safe mode, etc. - no matter which mode I choose, it always goes right back to that same window after a lot of activity. I am unable to get past this screen. I have tried inserting an XP disk - it runs through putting all the necessary information on to start up the system - then defaults right back to that same screen and I have to start over - please help??"

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#1
July 25, 2009 at 02:20:11
mparegian, most any suggestion is just a guess. Mine's power supply. They habitually grow weak, making for a much more difficult diagnosis than if they'd just quit.
Sadly, the only way to know for sure is to measure output voltage(s) and that may require a pro.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
July 25, 2009 at 21:20:06
mparegian, Had this type problem a couple times in my life due to building my PC's from used salvage. In all my instances it came down to faulty Vidio Cards. Try another ne if available. Good luck!

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