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Post by trichards on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 1:29 am

This is what my computer is doing: It keeps restarting itself. It doesn't even make it to the windows welcome screen before doing so. When I turn it off and try again it will do a long beep pause then repeat said beep. It was working fine the night before and earlier yesterday. However, while I was gone for two hours yesterday evening, it went into sleep mode. I came back, moved my mouse to get it out of sleep mode and it restarted itself. It has been doing that since. I can't even get it into safe mode to do a diagnostic with out it restarting itself. I did use a can of air to blow out any dust, but it didn't work. I tried to use the Windows disk to do a diagnostic, but, again, the computer restarted itself.

The computer is a Frankenstein. My husband and I used parts from other computers to rebuild it. The newest component is the power supply, which we bought six months ago. One of the hard drives, the cd and dvd drives are from my Dell computer I bought three years ago. I don't know how old the other parts are. All the fans seem to be working just fine. Another thing I discovered, it restarts itself is I try and go update any random program like Java or AdAware, when it actually stays loaded long enough for me to do so. I've tried to look at how much memory it has, but it won't stay on long enough for me to accomplish this.

I allowed it to cool off over night. This morning, I used my laptop to download a malware program, managed to get it transferred to my PC and start installing it. The computer fussed and restarted itself. Now, it's stuck in the restart loop. Last night, I managed to get into the system long enough to turn off the auto restart to see if that would do anything. Nothing. Right now, it's not beeping at me when I turn it on, but it can't seem to get to the windows loading screen before restarting itself. It'll get as far as the boot up screen, the screen where I can press F1 to get to start up, and then restart. I've managed to get into Set Up, but it only allowed me to look at the screen for a moment, before restarting.

There have been a couple of times, before this major issue, that the computer would beep at me when I turned it on. I'd wait a few minutes, then try again and it would work fine. I would post the specs of my comp, but I can't get into it long enough to do that.

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Re: Computer keeps restarting itself

Post by Belahzur on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:17 am

Hello.

We are going to be using a Windows Recovery Environment to help disinfect the system so it may boot again.

Download the OTLPE Standard REATOGO Windows Recovery Environment.[LIST]
[*]Place a blank CD-R disc in to your CD burning drive.
[*]Download OTLPEStd.exe and double-click on it to burn to a CD using ISO Burner.
[*]Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
[*]Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
[*]Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
[*]When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
[*]When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
[*]Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
[*]OTL should now start. Change the following settings

  • Change Drivers to Non-Microsoft
  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\_OTL\MovedFiles
  • Copy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this system
  • Please post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.


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Re: Computer keeps restarting itself

Post by trichards on Fri 17 Dec 2010, 5:02 am

This did not help. I can't do those steps if my computer can't even get past the boot-up screen with out restarting. I noticed someone else had the same problem with their computer and this was the response they received. Am I correct in assuming this is an automated response? If so, that doesn't help, at all.

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Re: Computer keeps restarting itself

Post by Belahzur on Fri 17 Dec 2010, 10:10 am

Nope, not automated. Can you use another machine to make the OTLPE disc?


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