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post #1 of 25
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I am working on a laptop and for the life of me cannot understand why it's restarting. It restarts in normal mode, but not safemode. I try to reinstall Vista on it while its booted a disc it still restarts. At first i thought it was probably just some driver causing problems but now I am just stumped.
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post #2 of 25
Usually I would say the laptop is overheating (i've seen dust bunnies the size of oreo's in them) but since you say it doesn't do this in safe mode but it does do this in regular + when trying to reinstall the OS. I would say, run memtest next to see if there are any errors.
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yeah i was thinking about running memtest but i just dont understand why its perfect in safe mode
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post #4 of 25
There's NEVER an explanation! haha.

But yeah, try that then after if all is good, try running DFT or Seatools.

Keep us updated.
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Okay so just as i said.. it was restarting and freezing when I use a windows install disc (i tried with 2 discs).. but i put in memtest and it is running without it freezing or restarting...
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post #6 of 25
Let it run a few hours, sometimes you'll get errors off the bat (with really br0ken RAM), other times, it's more subtle.

Then hit it with a HDD test. Maybe a bad SATA controller
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post #7 of 25
Turn off all non-microsoft services and start up services in msconfig. Reboot in normal mode.
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
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Okay so just as i said.. it was restarting and freezing when I use a windows install disc (i tried with 2 discs).. but i put in memtest and it is running without it freezing or restarting...

This could be indicative. Is any other OS installed in the Laptop?
   
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post #9 of 25
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I already did an HDD test. And to make sure it wasnt the hard drive I took it out while booting to the vista installer
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post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grmadness View Post

This could be indicative. Is any other OS installed in the Laptop?
no. only vista is installed on it.
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