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Hey I need some help, my computer was working fine last night but then i came across this problem today.. I turn my computer on then it looks like its loading but then all of sudden it resets itself.. :evil: It doesnt even get to the point (blue screen )where it says" Loading Windows XP" . It stays on and repeats itself or reboots itself over and over till i have to turn it off. I hope someone out there can direct me or help me to get to my desktop soo i can burn everything and save it to disc .. please I dont want to loose my music, programs, mp3s, files etc,..... I gotta re-install windows after i do save everything..ive tried hitting "del" adn that gets me to the menu but doesnt help me to get to my desktop..i know theres a way to get there ...


soo please help me out

I have

windows xp
2600 xp atholon w 512 ram

aight thnks for your time

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I read another post and though maybe to clean -up the inside of my pc ..Yeap there was alot of dust in there but its sqweaky clean.. and still my computer computer is still having the same issue.. what can i do>? and how can i get to my desktop to back up and save all my files to disc ? Ill be re -installing windows after i get everything backed -up.

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do you get a memory beep because if you do you might need to take out your memeory then put it back in or get new memory. I had a problem a while back where the computer would shut off then restart everytime i turned it on it ended up being a powersupply problem. (try this first)If it is not one of those problems then just run the system restore cd i did that when my windows crashed 2 months ago you wont loose your data but you will have to go looking for it in the hard drive

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Hey mike, Yeah i totally know what your talking about the memory "bleeping sound. Its does that once when i start my computer then the black sceen comes on with al the fast writing and right before it looks like its going to the next screen " windows Xp pro loading" It restarts at the exat point, and over and over and over till i have to turn it off..


I havent tried pressing f8 yet to boot in safe mode, might do this now..


humm is taking out the memory stick safe, i think the only one i see is my graphics card mem stick..


Ive also check the tempature of my computer and its at 40/100 or 40/80 , i cant remember cause im on my celleron right now, but i did this by click " alt/delete/ control" at the same time but that doesnt seem to help me get to my desktop..

You have any other suggestions & anyone else please

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Does your computer ever turn off while running or sometimes not even start up? Cuz I know sometimes problems can be with your cards, aka sound card, or video card or something to that affect...if thats the case, I would turn your computer off, open it up and unplug lets say your sound card first, if it starts up perfectly, then you have a bad sound card...if its not that, it could be a power supply issue like mikeandike22 said...it might not be getting enough juice to start it (aka could have a virus or way too much spyware) have you tried going into safemode yet? I'd try those couple steps and see how it goes.

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Hey Chips, ok this is just what i got done trying.

- Clean every single fan i could possibly find in the tower
- i took out the power supply, i hope your referring to the one thats on the computer but i clean it with an air can .. i didnt take it completely apart cause its a b*tch to
- I unhooked my graphics card and hooked it back
- unhooked my 2 memory sticks and slipped them back in
soo far all these things ive tried hasnt worked


things i can access is F4 which i dont know what that does, I can get to F8 but it has a bunch of options im not familiar with, Ive tried to reboot in safe & and restoring a point where the computer was working correctly, its says something like that but i tried that.
and del ,alt & cntrl which is bios menu i think... im not sure what i can do in there to get to my desktop

Is there any other way of getting to my desktop to save all my files, i dont want to lose any of them ?

any other options or suggestions ?

theres gotta be a way to get there , i can see my computer trying giving all of the other things ive tried , Im hoping its some bad configuration issue or something....

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- i took out the power supply, i hope your referring to the one thats on the computer but i clean it with an air can .. i didnt take it completely apart cause its a b*tch to

Yeah, pimpwack, don't take apart the power supply, cuz it can shock the snot out of you, even if it is unplugged. It has a power storage thing inside it that retains its charge, even after being unplugged. So don't, unless you REALLY know what you're doing (i.e., you've taken apart a power supply before with this knowledge). So yeah...just for your safety...

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Oh yeah, you can skip loading the BIOS in case those are corrupted or something weird like that. Just hold "Insert" I believe right after the POST (Power-On Self-Test) before the operating system is supposed to load. Might work...

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hey Ambient, Im glad you told me about the power supply, i def dont want to get any type of qick shock , i def dont need one at this moment..lol

Oh yeah one other thing i prob didnt mentioned . Before i had this problem my mouse or prbo keyboard wasnt responding right. Basically as soon as it booted to my desktop my computer frooze soo i had to reboot for the 2nd time and it was fine. The thing was that went on for like 2 weeks and posted question on how to correct it but i never got any replys... soo suddenly it just corrected itself , which i thought was weird.. then a week later i encountered this problem... I just came back from micro center and bought a whole new mouse and keyboard , i hope this could be helpful, im trying everything but im running out of options ..

Soo gonna try new keyboard first , if anyone can help me out to somehow recover or get my to my desktop and save my files that would be deeply appreciatd..thanks

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Hey OK this is how far ive come, I took out my bad drive and now have it hooked up to my old computer, i cna see all the files now> My question is since now that i have access to my files ont he drive how can i fix this drive, or do i still have to install window xp again. i saw it in the store and its a whopping 300 $ , please someone help me out with some resources. thanks

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