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Post by Sir $wat on Wed 16 Sep 2009, 12:28 pm

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 DragonMaster Jay on Wed 16 Sep 2009, 3:34 pm

Hi

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on Wed 16 Sep 2009, 10:10 pm

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 DragonMaster Jay on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 4:44 am

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 Thu 17 Sep 2009, 11:53 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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Post by DragonMaster Jay on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 2:04 pm

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 Thu 17 Sep 2009, 2:10 pm

how to do the format and reinstall?

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Post by DragonMaster Jay on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 2:15 pm

Here is an excellent guide: http://forums.whatthetech.com/How_Reformat_Reinstall_your_Operating_System_t91962.html


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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 2:18 pm

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 Fri 18 Sep 2009, 1:44 pm

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 DragonMaster Jay on Fri 18 Sep 2009, 1:48 pm

Did you format the partition correctly?


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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on Fri 18 Sep 2009, 1:54 pm

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 DragonMaster Jay on Fri 18 Sep 2009, 1:56 pm

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 Fri 18 Sep 2009, 1:58 pm

When does that appear again?

Like i cant remember seeing that...

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Post by DragonMaster Jay on Fri 18 Sep 2009, 2:08 pm

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 Fri 18 Sep 2009, 2:12 pm

ok thanx.

i'll let u know what happens...

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on Fri 18 Sep 2009, 3:19 pm

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 Sun 20 Sep 2009, 10:48 pm

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 DragonMaster Jay on Mon 21 Sep 2009, 4:13 am

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Re: System Keeps Restarting

Post by Sir $wat on Mon 21 Sep 2009, 1:25 pm

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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