F8 does not work

August 14, 2010 at 09:47:38
Specs: Windows XP
System reboots continually; F8 does not work. How can I run CCCleaner from MsDos propt?

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August 14, 2010 at 10:11:03
Try F5, also re-try F8 a few times as you may just be pressing it at the wrong moment. If you have a USB keyboard, and your system has a PS2 port, try borrowing a PS2 keyboard.

CCleaner won't run in DOS but it will run in safe mode, though it won't help. You need to 'disable restart on system failure' and see what the blue-screen message you get says.

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August 14, 2010 at 10:30:10
As stated, CCleaner won't fix your problem. Either your system is overheating, your power supply is failing (do you hear a click just before it happens?), or you have a software/driver conflict.

Disabling "automatically restart" as suggested will allow an error message to be displayed. That *should* help you to determine what's wrong, but only if it's a software problem.

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August 14, 2010 at 10:42:45
Thank you. Got an error message:
Windows logon process system terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x0000000 0x00000000).Now I have to research this!

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