Computer won't boot to Windows

By OhioTrucker
Apr 14, 2009
  1. I click the button to start and it goes to a screen that says repair the computer so i clicked enter and it started to boot up windows but it stopped and turned off right after it started about 3 seconds. I tried it about 10 times and it did the same.
    I hade the same thing happen about a week ago but it worked ok after 2 or 3 times trying. It happened again 2 days ago and took about 8 times trying for it to repair and boot up.
    I have two identical computers and I swapped hard drives and the other hard drive did not work either in this computer It did exactly the same thing . But the first harddrive I put into the second computer and it worked ok. So i figure something else is not working right other than the hard drives.
    Can any one possibly give me some advice as to what to look for ??

    This is a E-Machine T3626
    AMD Sempron 3800 Mhz 1 core processor
    ! GB DDR2 duel channel memory
    160 GB hard drive
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Bring the Ram back down to 512Meg (just for the re-installation)
    Also run Bios setup defaults

    And you may need to run CheckDisk from the recovery console, info h e r e
  3. OhioTrucker

    OhioTrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I took it to computer shop tonight

  4. OhioTrucker

    OhioTrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Shop said something about needing a new motherboard or 4 capacitors. What gets me is it did this and I got it to boot after a few tries, this worked 3 times, now it won't work at all. It seems funny It worked a couple times and now it don't. Hard to believe its a motherboard.
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