Goes through BIOS but windows fails to load

By thexfactor
Jan 31, 2008
  1. No changes made to pc recently. Simply restarted and now windows xp does not load. Goes through entire bios, once it is about to display the windows welcome screen it restarts.

    Installed new memory to no avail. Do I need to replace the motherboard?

    PC is about 4 years old.

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If it POSTs ok (Power On Self Test) it usually means the motherboard is ok, but the system software is not.

    Using your Xp (?) CD, you could perform a Repair (you will need your Windows key for this)
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