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Hi there,
I'm borrowing a desktop off a mate, and it's broken, bad times.
The past few days it's been crashing, and I don't know why, literally no idea. Now it won't even get past through the post screen. During start up, it will get to the bit where it has the windows logo and the bar, and then crash and restart. It's running on xp, but beyond that, i don't know jack about this pc. It doesn't run in safe mode, and last known good config also doesn't work. What can i do? I can't reformat the pc, it's not mine.
Thanks for the help, Seb.
Edited by seb_allen - 2/4/11 at 4:37pm
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sorry for the multitudinal mistakes in the last post. I'm a little bit tired, and this is just one more problem i have to deal with. sorry + thanks for the help.
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post #3 of 12
is it blue screen you get or just a simple crash?
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post #4 of 12
Sounds like corrupted OS files due to too many crashes to me... you'll need to do a repair install, at the very least.
post #5 of 12
Try to boot the latest memtest from memtest.org and check for errors.

Is the CPU fan spinning? You may be overheating triggering thermal protection and shutdown.
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at first, it was blue screen, but now, windows won't load at all. it just restarts itself at the post screen.
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post #7 of 12
Can you get into BIOS? Look at temps for anything strange.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by seb_allen View Post
at first, it was blue screen, but now, windows won't load at all. it just restarts itself at the post screen.
Like I said, it's because some of the core OS files corrupted themselves during one of the crashes, and need to be restored. You'll have to run a repair install of Windows to fix it.
post #9 of 12
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the fan must be spinning because i've been able to access the bios and have been looking round it for a long time.
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the temps are not out of the ordinary.
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