Solved My PC is rebooting over and over...Please help me

January 20, 2013 at 04:00:20
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.00 GHz/2 GB RAM
Alright..i have played a game in the morning...The problem is i pressed sleep without knowing on the keyboard...Then i've shut down my PC forcing it by the button(also the game was running)and now my pc keeps restarting over and over,it's not even showing the loading screen!i tried to install many windows(xp,vista,reinstall 7,8)with the CD but it just doesn't open..Just the monitor says No signal detected or something like that and then restarts...it does this over and over.


EDIT:I MENTION I CHECKED EVERYTHING,ALL COOLERS ARE WORKING,EVERYTHING IS FINE,BIOS CHECKED,EVERYTHING RUNS FINE,P.S.I'm a very focused GAMER.


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January 20, 2013 at 19:50:01
You definitely do not want to use the XP disk, it will just mess up your installation worse.
If you do not have your Windows 7 install or recovery disk then you can also use a Windows 7 Repair Disk. This you should have made when the machine was new, if you did not, you can get a friend to make one from their Windows 7 machine BUT (and this is important) BOTH you machine and the other one MUST both be either 32bit versions or both be 64bit versions. You just burn the Repair disk to a blank CD/DVD from the Back up section on the working computer. THEN you use the Repair Disk to boot your computer to and select the Start Up Repair option. If this does not work or only partially fixes things, you can also try a System Restore from the Repair Disk as long as your system had the System Restore turned on and there are restore points stored on your hard drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
January 20, 2013 at 05:10:40
In order for you to have checked the BIOS, you had to have had video/monitor working so everything does not completely make sense. If you have video then try F8 and see if you have your boot options come up. If you get that,then try "Last Known Good Configuration". Do NOT try a new operating system install at this time if you would like to eventually recover your computer and everything that is on it. Later you may need to try a Start Up Repair with the proper install disk, but NOT until you have tried a few things, reported back the results, and been instructed to. If the Last Known Good Configuration does not work. you will probably be instructed to disable Auto Restart in your BIOS and read the error message and report that but take it slowly one step at a time and give us a chance to read the results.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 20, 2013 at 05:19:41
Try removing and reseating the ram modules or run a memory diagnostic like memtest. Bad ram will cause cycling, as will a few other things.

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#3
January 20, 2013 at 06:02:12
Fingers if i press F8 it shows me a screen with HardDisk and CDROM(probably thats how do i want to start the PC)I need another working button...cause F8 seems to be another option for me...Waiting for a response.

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#4
January 20, 2013 at 06:15:26
Sometimes the computers startup menu is also F8, tap F8, if the startup selection pops up, hit esc key and tap F8 again.

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#5
January 20, 2013 at 06:39:42
Hopper it doesn't work...tried it many times...i need other solutions..

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#6
January 20, 2013 at 06:49:35
As fingers said, your explanation doesn't make sense. Plus you haven't told us anything about your system. Is it a custom build or store bought (Acer, Dell, eMachines, HP, etc)? Post the make/model.

You said "the monitor says No signal detected or something like that and then restarts...it does this over and over". No signal detected means the video card isn't sending a video signal to the monitor. It doesn't necessarily mean the video card is bad, but something isn't working properly inside the tower. You also said "my pc keeps restarting over and over,it's not even showing the loading screen!" But then you said the "BIOS CHECKED". How can you check the BIOS if there's no display? And again, how can there be a "screen with HardDisk and CDROM" if there's no display? Seems to me there IS a display! And why would you attempt to reload Windows when you obviously have a hardware problem??

Please explain more clearly. Shutdown your computer completely then unplug the power cord. Hold the power button for about 10 secs, then release. Plug the power cord back in, then attempt to boot the system. Explain EXACTLY what happens from there. Are there any beeps? Are the LEDs lighting up? Fans are spinning? What if anything appears on the screen?


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#7
January 20, 2013 at 07:39:38
riider you don't understand...i mean I can open bios i have video i have all etc. it only shows the bunch of words and those loads but it just restarts 1 second before the windows 7 load screen should pop up...so i cant see windows 7 pop up,and my system is Packard Bell with Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 @2.00 GHz..so as you can understand i have DISPLAY i can see everything...load by load...So i disconnected my power cord,holded it MORE THAN 10 SECONDS and then putting it back in the PC...I attempted to boot...everything looks ok...leds are lighting up...fans are SPINNING PERFECTLY,IMMEDIATELY,there is only one beep at the starting of the pc(the beep was always even when i buyed the PC)so it has no matter...and there is one more beep only when it is restarting..(it does it over and over without stopping)...on the screen are only the loading information,the memory,DMI or some kind of that....So now i hope you understand(as i am romanian)

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#8
January 20, 2013 at 07:42:09
Re the last para of #6 above. If it is a laptop then remove the battery as well before holding the power button for 10 or so seconds.

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#9
January 20, 2013 at 07:53:41
What is the model & model number?? Is it an iMedia? iMedia's are not gaming machines. Have you upgraded this machine at all? It doesn't appear you added more RAM. Did you at least install a gaming video card?

Can you enter the BIOS & stay within the BIOS without the PC rebooting? Not sure which key has to be pressed, possibly F1? If you can, see if the HDD is being properly recognized. Also check the CPU temp.


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#10
January 20, 2013 at 09:05:48
riider It doesn't reboot the PC while i stay within the BIOS.Im not sure where i can find HDD info,but everything seems it's good with it...I dont think i have any problems with the HDD.CPU temp is very stable(between 41C-43C and sometimes if i run it after a while,it can be from 31C-35C.also you know that the cooler works fine).

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#11
January 20, 2013 at 10:16:38
We still need the model number.

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#12
January 20, 2013 at 10:22:12
How can i get my model number...HOW???Please i just need a help...please!i can't get model number...please do something...i growed up with this GOOD PC...i don't wanna lose even one piece of it!Is this a ram problem?Please im very scared of this problem

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#13
January 20, 2013 at 10:27:55
Isn't it written on it somewhere?

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#14
January 20, 2013 at 10:29:30
No...i JUST WANT A HELP

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#15
January 20, 2013 at 10:32:25
I FOUND IT I FOUND IT i dont know if this is but i think i found it...loook here


-Model/Type ref.:UT0W-CUB
-MS MODEL:CUB01 ID00CA
-S/N: 130010290303
-P/N: PB80111402


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#16
January 20, 2013 at 10:40:03
Thanks - We needed this information in order to try and help. If you want a fast fix you need to take it to a shop and get hands on assistance.

Go into BIOS and see if there is an option to "turn off quick boot". If you can do this then it should give the Safe Mode option. See how you get on, back later.

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#17
January 20, 2013 at 10:42:57
i MENTION THAT I HAVE IMEDIA J9635 FR ...but a "gamer" for me means that i dont play HARD GAMES!im just playing call of duty modern warfare 3,gta san andreas multiplayer or crossfire...these are not HARD GAMES so...i don't think that the games are the problem...i was in the game and i pressed SHUT DOWN BUTTON because i blocked it accidentaly and it was in the game!so i shutted down while in the game..this is the WHOLE CAUSE for the problem

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#18
January 20, 2013 at 10:44:49
Yes there is an option...now what can i do?i disabled it it just freezes at the startup..(you know where it says packard bell motherboard i think etc.)and i have to press F2(BIOS) for it to continue..because it cannot continue without pressing F2...ALRIGHT NO MATTERS now what can i do after i disabled quick boot?

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#19
January 20, 2013 at 11:34:43
Check your boot order in the BIOS, make sure the DVD drive is listed before the HDD. If it's not, change it & save. Then boot off your Win7 disc & run the repair option.

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#20
January 20, 2013 at 11:41:31
What I was hoping is that with quick boot disabled we would get in to Safe Mode and be able to set things to give us a helpful error message on startup. That could have helped tell us whether you have a hardware or software fault. Pity but the freeze tells us nothing.

From everything you've said a Windows problem seems most likely and I agree with #19 that the repair option looks like the best way forward.

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#21
January 20, 2013 at 12:40:08
I have only windows xp on the CD....I really need WINDOWS 7?i tried with windows xp...it's not working...i tried all the solutions the problem still persists...derek i think has my hope at him...Derek let establish after i turn off quick boot,how do i enter in safe mode?F8 is just hard drive for me...Help me please i need any other buttons...Waiting anyone's answer

P.S.:When i enter Windows XP CD with quick boot disabled...or enabled i tried with all,even the boot order it is the same problem...No signal detected and then restart


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#22
January 20, 2013 at 13:13:19
There's no point using an XP disk.

It seems some Packard Bell users have problems getting into safe mode because PB's work in a different way to most computers. The F8 screen you are getting just enables you to select your boot device for that session.

Using F8 go to the boot device screen. From there try either of the following options:

First Option:
Exit the menu then immediately press f8 again (you only get half a second to do this).

Second option:
Select to "boot from your hard disk" then immediately start pressing F8.

If neither work then try them again with "quick boot enabled".

If either of them works then select Safe Mode from the list.
If it eventually boots then disable automatic restart as given here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...

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#23
January 20, 2013 at 14:40:47
If you have a SATA HDD, you can't install XP unless you install the SATA drivers or configure the BIOS to run the SATA drive in IDE mode. You listed your OS as Win7 so why would you want to downgrade to XP?

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#24
January 20, 2013 at 19:50:01
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You definitely do not want to use the XP disk, it will just mess up your installation worse.
If you do not have your Windows 7 install or recovery disk then you can also use a Windows 7 Repair Disk. This you should have made when the machine was new, if you did not, you can get a friend to make one from their Windows 7 machine BUT (and this is important) BOTH you machine and the other one MUST both be either 32bit versions or both be 64bit versions. You just burn the Repair disk to a blank CD/DVD from the Back up section on the working computer. THEN you use the Repair Disk to boot your computer to and select the Start Up Repair option. If this does not work or only partially fixes things, you can also try a System Restore from the Repair Disk as long as your system had the System Restore turned on and there are restore points stored on your hard drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#25
January 20, 2013 at 21:57:37
Something is not good...the F8 explication you made Derek doesn't work..I need a button...just a button...there are 25 comments and i dont still get the safe mode button...waiting for answers

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#26
January 21, 2013 at 08:32:22
Safe Mode is almost always entered by using F8 (if that's what you mean by a button). I'll look around further about your particular computer but what I sent has worked for others.

"there are 25 comments and i dont still get the safe mode button".
It took 15 posts to get the model number. We are doing our best so you just have to be patient. We only do this in our spare time and do not get paid for it. Quick solutions are not always easy to provide remotely so if that's what you want you need "hands on" help from a repair shop.

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#27
January 21, 2013 at 08:58:30
For your particular model I have not been able to find anything specific about getting into the startup menu (which will have Safe Mode on the list).

From "general" Packard Bell information, assuming F8 doesn't go there, try each of these keys:

F5

Del

Ctrl

Left Shift

If not, then the only thing I can suggest is that you try all the F keys in turn, or use Google to see if you can find anything else mentioned.

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#28
January 21, 2013 at 09:27:06
Nope...nothing works...im so sorry this happened...but there are still chances...please don't give up please...

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#29
January 21, 2013 at 09:44:58
Nothing more I can suggest about Safe Mode, except:

1. Try all options (including F8) by tapping the key continuously during bootup.

2. If you see a Windows is starting screen then press key right then (all options including F8). Doesn't seem as if you see that screen.

In the meantime I'll see if there is some different approach to this, although it doesn't sound too promising.

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#30
January 21, 2013 at 09:55:55
Did you ever create a backup partition?

Have you a restore disk?

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#31
January 21, 2013 at 10:11:09
1.No
2.No
So now what to do?

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#32
January 21, 2013 at 10:21:51
Let's stand back and summarize your situation:

1. You have no restore disks or a Win 7 disk.

2. You have not created a backup partition.

3. Having tried everything we can't get into Safe Mode to stop the rebooting.

4. We don't really know for certain whether you have a hardware fault or a software fault.

That leaves us stuck. You should be able to get some ideas regarding number 4 if you try to run a Live Linux CD on it, which would be useful. It is not difficult but will take some time if you have not done it before. If you want to do this here is how you do it:

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LINUX LIVE CD (from a general note of mine).

I use Puppy Linux 4.3.1. as it is simple and saves nothing to the HD, so I will use that as my example:

On a working computer, first download the file pup-431.iso from here:
http://iso.linuxquestions.org/downl...

DO NOT RUN the file but save it somewhere instead. This is known as an image (.iso). You then have to burn a CD from the image, which does NOT mean just burning the download onto the CD. Most burning software has an "image burning" feature and you use this to create a CD from the downloaded image. In the unlikely event that your burning software has no such feature there are various free programs which will do this. For example, ImgBurn, which you can get here:
http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
With this program, when you run it you select "Write image file to disk".

Once you have a CD you put it in the drive of the faulty computer then power on and Linux should start loading. If it still starts Windows it is because the CD drive loads after the HD. To fix this you go into BIOS and set the CD ahead of the HD and Save settings - best leave it that way. How you get to BIOS varies with computers but often it is either a case of tapping F2 or Del key while booting.

Puppy is slow first time but during shutdown you can get it to Save your settings back onto the CD, so that it boots faster next time. It runs between RAM and the HD so it does not change anything in Windows, which will work quite normally when you boot without the CD.

The Linux desktop has your drive icons at the bottom left. Everything is single click. It is possible to view your Windows files on the HD and copy them onto a flash drive by drag and drop. Obviously you don't delete any Windows files from then HD unless you really intend to do so. Note that Linux shows the HD file structure exactly "as is" (unlike Windows which often presents you with what MS want you to imagine).

It takes a lot of words to describe all this but it is much easier than in sounds.

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In your case you can probably get the live CD to run by going to your boot screen, selecting the CD drive and hitting the Enter key. We can take it from there.

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#33
January 21, 2013 at 12:48:49
PLEASE reread #24 and get help from a friend and make a Repair Disk. With the Repair Disk you can perform some of the repair options in Safe Mode and some that are not there. It certainly worth the effort. If it is software related, the Start up Repair and the System Restore from the Repair Disk should get you running.
If it is not software but hardware related, then trying to run a Linux disk (as mentioned) should tell you this. You can also try running Memtest from a bootable CD to see if your memory and some of your hardware is working. You can also run a hard drive test like Seatools from Seagate or from your hard drive mfg to test your hard drive and also see that some of your hardware is also working.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#34
January 21, 2013 at 13:09:39
Looks like I missed Fingers post #24 - presumably you did too.

Sounds like the best next step to me, then keep Linux disc as another option - useful to have anyhow.

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#35
January 22, 2013 at 10:09:46
Thank you all...Problem Solved i love u all u helped me...i used system restore from a windows repair disk...im new on my new gaming PC...love you all...i changed my keyboard to prevent pressing power button again without knowing...Thank you you are real experts...See Ya when i have more problems...Good bye and loved you

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#36
January 22, 2013 at 11:34:22
Glad to hear it and thanks for letting us know.

If you choose a Best Answer this post will be marked as solved. Looks like one of the ones from "fingers" to me but it's your choice.


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