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Title: Computer Continously Reboots
Post by: amberevola on December 05, 2011, 12:23:22 AM
I have an older laptop with XP on it and it continoulsly reboots when you turn it on.  It doen't let you use F8 or any other combo of keys to acces the bios menu or any other menu. So basically it is just stuck rebooting continously.  I even tried to use the XP install disk and no luck.  Nothing works. What can I do? Is is a power supply issue or a possible hard drive issue?
Title: Re: Computer Continously Reboots
Post by: Shane on December 05, 2011, 01:44:09 PM
Reboots are normally 1 of 3 things.

1. Windows install is corrupt
2. Bad sectors on the hard drive and one of the system files is on that bad sector (Bad hard drive)
3. Bad memory

The system keeps rebooting because windows is set to auto reboot at a blue screen, so you never see the blue screen.

Are you able to boot off of your cd drive?

Shane
Title: Re: Computer Continously Reboots
Post by: amberevola on December 05, 2011, 11:22:48 PM
No, I was not able to boot off my hard drive.  I have figured it out for now any way.  I just did a hard reset and it booted right up.  My new problem is that even though it is supposed to have an internal wireless network card, I don't see the software even programmed into the compturer on the start menu or in device manager. I installed an older wireless netwoking card and managed to connect to my home wireless network, but cannot get to the internet.  The only thing I can think is that my security settings do not match because my reacently added card does not offer WPA2 as an option in security settings for the adapter.  Not sure why I can't get to the internet but can connect to my network.  I know that my network is connecting fine on my other computers wirelessly. 
Title: Re: Computer Continously Reboots
Post by: Shane on December 06, 2011, 10:07:55 AM
Older wireless cards dont support WPA2 (Sometimes a drive update will let them though)

This is why when I setup wireless I set the security in the router to WPA/WPA2

This way older cards can connect as well :wink:

Shane
Title: Re: Computer Continously Reboots
Post by: jnager on January 04, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
This is because you have problems in Windows Registry. It is a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. Registry problems can occur for many reasons, including references left behind after uninstalling, incorrect removal of software, missing or corrupt hardware drivers or orphaned start-up programs. This will significantly increase the Registry size and slow down your computer, because Windows will need more time to load, search, and read data from the Registry. Check out:  http://www.digeus.com/products/regcleaner/registry-cleaner.html (http://www.digeus.com/products/regcleaner/registry-cleaner.html)