pc shuts down and restarts

March 25, 2009 at 04:02:39
Specs: Windows XP home
When I start my pc I can't access start menu or my computer, then the pc shutsdown and restarts again by itself. This keeps happening every 2-3 minutes. Any help would be great.

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March 25, 2009 at 04:10:00
... try this:

Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

Click the Advanced tab.

Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.

Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.

Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Now when you go to shut down and a fatal error occurs, you'll at least see it and it won't cause an automatic reboot. You still have to sort out what's causing the problem, but that gets us to the next section quite nicely.


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March 25, 2009 at 04:35:42
If normal Windows does not work, then try Windows Safe-Mode
to make the changes as indicated above.

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March 31, 2009 at 03:34:14
Not able to make any changes in "my computer/properties". Doesn't seem to be able to find the location. Started up in safe mode and managed to do a system restore, all seems to working fine at the moment.

Thanks for the tips.

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