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PC Rebooting

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 11:16 am
by Neptune24
Hi guys, yet another query.

Basically my PC boots up like normal, but just before it gets to the log in screen it shows the pale blue screen with no text and then reboots. what could be causing this?? Also it takes the machine a good 30 seconds if not longer to transfer from the windows loading screen to the log in screen. Again any ideas??

Thanks for all of the help I have had from everyone and all the help I receive

Neptune24

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 11:33 am
by nightblood
Something that is starting up in windows at the point is causing this.

boot into safe mode by pressing f8 during boot up.
once in safe mode run msconfig and go to the startup tab and disable everything then reboot.

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 12:11 pm
by Sowser
Microsoft got tired of hearing people complain about the Blue Screen of Death so they put in a nifty feature called "automatic restart" which will, go figure, automaticly restart your computer instead of showing you the BSoD. The problem is that when your computer is fubar it can get stuck in a loop or error-restart-error. Search on the method for turning off this "feature" for your particular OS then go into safe mode turn of "automatic restart" and then restart your computer. It should give you a blue screen with error codes. Post your error codes.

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 12:28 pm
by InspectahACE
The disabling Automatic Restart option should be in the System properties in the Startup and Recovery section. I think it's like that from XP on up..I know for Vista and 7 it is...that's assuming he can can get into Windows of course. install any new software or hardware recently?

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:22 pm
by Neptune24
I can get into it and do everything normally. It's just the it reboots usually once or twice a week before it lets me log in. After the reboot it's fine. And regarding the hardware and software it has been doing this for about six months, which is about two weeks after I partitioned and re-formatted the hard drive.
It doesn't seem to be rebooting anymore. Is there some sort of auto repair thing??

Neptune24

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:22 am
by Neptune24
While i'm on the matter of my machine not doing anything it is ment to. Nearly every time I turn it on and log in "explorer.exe" starts but doesn't work, i.e. desktop and toolbar at the bottom are missing but again after a restart all is well. Any ideas.

PS This only started happening when I was forced to repair windows.

Neptune24

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:32 pm
by skier
it has to be either unstable or hardware failure for it to be that persistent and on a clean install (though one time I got a virus within 5hrs of installing windows so i had to reinstall lol)

start the stress tests (don't forget memtest on an Ultimate Boot CD or unix liveCD distro if you pass Prime95 Blend after several hours (sometimes it will error out, sometimes prime will freeze, BSOD, black screen, or just close prime within a few minutes of the test, other times you get a rounding error on just one core after an hour and a half))

and don't forget to crystaldiskinfo your hard drives to make sure they don't have any warnings

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:11 am
by Neptune24
Well I have run my virus scanner and that picked nothing up. Spybot found a few things but they were just double click and fst click. Ran "CHKDSK" and this is what happened

Re: PC Rebooting

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:38 am
by Lt Ohio
I've had some bad luck on a restarting computer as well, in fact im still figuring out what caused its restarting. some hard drive manufacturers offer some sort of hard drive checking software, you can try them. I contacted asus after i had exhausted most options and they said i should take my motherboard out of my case and only use my cpu, video card, and one stick of memory in the A1 slot. i used my motherboard box to hold the motherboard and my computer booted fine so i finished connecting the rest of my components with my motherboard still outside of the case and everything has been working great, no restarts reboots or bsod's. another thing i did is my hard drive was upside down in my case so i flipped it right side up. I hope that this helps.