Computer Keeps restarting over and over

April 19, 2011 at 11:39:56
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Core 2 Duo
I have a computer Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Motherboard. DX-975XBX
Nvidia VGA CARD 512MB
3 GB RAM
320 GB HDD
My computer keeps restarting I have tried new HDD and RAMs but still same problem.
Can someone please help me with what can be wrong a blue screen appears for less then second and system restarts over and over.
CPU temprature is fine.
Thanks

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#1
April 19, 2011 at 13:24:21
Have you tried booting into the BIOS screens to see if this is actually a hardware issue or software?

Did you install Windows on the new hard drive?

What is the brand and model of your power supply?

Was this computer previously working OK?

What lead up to the current situation?


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#2
April 19, 2011 at 13:42:25
Yes I can stay in bios for as long as I want.
Yes Installed windows on new hard drive
Brand of Power Supply is Thermaltake 600 W.
Yes this computer was working fine for 3 years I had to do warranty exchange on Geforce Nvidia card 5 months ago after that system was fine again.
Last thing done on the system was I connected my Nokia mobile to transfer some photos.
When I turned on the system next day I was facing this problem. I ran microsoft memory test on system nothing is wrong with RAM as well.
One thing I have noticed is that some time when i newly intall windows xp it let me use for a while but it doesn't let me install Intel Chipset software utlity that comes on motherboard disk and important to install sound card driver and network adapter. Every time it says failed. and then I get this probelm any time after several manual turning of system or restarts

Thanks
Sunny


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#3
April 19, 2011 at 15:03:56
Verify the drive connections are all good. Do you have any external drives, flash drives or memory cards connected? Do you have a SATA type hard drive?

Try booting into Windows Safe Mode (F8 at start up). Post aback with results.


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#4
April 19, 2011 at 15:40:29
"Can someone please help me with what can be wrong a blue screen appears for less then second and system restarts over and over."

Remove any bootable CD or DVD
Press F8 repeatedly while booting the computer, and choose
Disable automatic restart on system failure.
You will probably then get the error message on a blue screen and it will stay on the screen instead of the computer rebooting.

Copy down the things that are unique in the message and post them here.

E.g.

STOP: 0Xx00000xx (we don't need the stuff in brackets beside that)

A_TEXT_STRING_ALL_IN_CAPITALS

There may be a problem file named at the end of the text.

There may be a link to More info or similar - if so, click on it to see if it names a problem file.

There may be a mention of a MINIDUMP file having been made - if so, copy down the name and location of it - you may need to click on a link to find that. That MINIDUMP file can be analyzed.
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"One thing I have noticed is that some time when i newly intall windows xp it let me use for a while but it doesn't let me install Intel Chipset software utlity that comes on motherboard disk and important to install sound card driver and network adapter. Every time it says failed."

You are supposed to install the main chipset drivers for your mboard first thing after Setup has finished

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

NOTE that sometimes the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs - a part that runs all the time scanning for suspicious activity - will interfere with the proper installation of third party software, the software will not install properly, and you may get no indication of that at all while installing the software.
To avoid that possibilty, you should always DISABLE the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs, BEFORE you install third party software (software other than most Microsoft Updates, etc., that did not come with Windows ), especially when it's a major or complicated software package.
E.g. if you are using the free or paid version of AVG, you should disable the Resident Shield in AVG's 's settings in Windows. In Norton (Symantec) products, there may be several things you need to disable, or set so they don't load for a specific short amount of time.
If you don't know how to do that, tell us which anti-malware software you are using.
When you are sure the software has installed correctly, re-enable the resident module(s).
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Usually you DO NOT install drivers for a device when Found New Hardware pops up if the software for the device has not been installed yet !
CANCEL that, let the desktop screen fully load, then install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.


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#5
April 19, 2011 at 15:59:42
All connections are fine I have IDE hard drive not SATA.
nothing else is connected with the system besite main hardware.
not external devices are connected to computer still getting same problem.


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