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Post by Sir $wat on 16th September 2009, 1:28 am

I have a system that keeps restarting just as it has finished starting up. Something pops up on the screen saying something like "Your system has just recovered from a serious problem", then it just restarts.

Sometimes it would restart at the log on screen.

What can be the problem?



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Dr Jay on 16th September 2009, 4:34 am

Hi

Let's take a deeper inspection:

Download and install EVEREST
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.


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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 16th September 2009, 11:10 am

Just as the system starts up, it restarts. So I cant get to do that.



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Dr Jay on 16th September 2009, 5:44 pm

Very serious system error. I would think maybe hal.dll is corrupt. Could be something else. Assuming the system is XP.

First, please try to do a System Restore from Command Prompt: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/systemrestorecp.htm

Second, check for bad sectors: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/locate-recover-bad-sectors-recovery-console.htm

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If you cannot do both of these, then the third one will have to work, or the system will need a reinstall.

Use the CD to boot from and try System Repair.

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 17th September 2009, 12:53 am

The first one didnt work.

The second one didnt find any bad sectors.

When i was trying the last one, the computer restarted just as i clicked r. Tried it about 5 times.

So there is nothing else to do except a complete reinstall of windows?

Also, what if the pc restarts during the installation process??



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Dr Jay on 17th September 2009, 3:04 am

It seems the system is badly damaged, software wise.

I recommend a reinstall, at least.

If the reinstall does not work, then a format and reinstall will probably have to do.

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 17th September 2009, 3:10 am

how to do the format and reinstall?



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Dr Jay on 17th September 2009, 3:15 am


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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 17th September 2009, 3:18 am

thanx very much.

i'll let u know about it when im dne....



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2009, 2:44 am

Ummm i have a prob.

U know the part when xp copies files? Well, when it reaches 27%, it says that it cannot copy that file? I know the cd is gd cuz i used it recently.

What can be the problem now?



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Post by Dr Jay on 18th September 2009, 2:48 am

Did you format the partition correctly?

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Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2009, 2:54 am

I think so.

I deleted the old one and installed the new one (on the unpartitioned space). It took a while to format. I did not choose quick format but the other one.



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Post by Dr Jay on 18th September 2009, 2:56 am

Try to format the partition again, but with Fat32. If you did Fat32, then try NTFS.

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2009, 2:58 am

When does that appear again?

Like i cant remember seeing that...



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Post by Dr Jay on 18th September 2009, 3:08 am

When you go to do the full setup, you will see the option to format, or install it to unpartitioned space.

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2009, 3:12 am

ok thanx.

i'll let u know what happens...



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 18th September 2009, 4:19 am

ummm, it doesnt offer the option to use Fat32... only the other one....



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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 20th September 2009, 11:48 am

dude, i fixed it! I changed the drive from his pc wit mine, and it installed correctly.

But during the second phase of the installation, i got these errors. I switched around the memory to another port and i guess that solved it.

The only prob is that he lost the CD that came wit his motherboard.

Thanks Alot DMJ!



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Post by Dr Jay on 20th September 2009, 5:13 pm

You are welcome. Smile

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on 21st September 2009, 2:25 am

omg... i tired to put in on again, and the problem started back.

I def. think it's hardware problem.

Maybe the RAM??



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