HP 854 media center boot problem

By Mamut0o1
Jun 2, 2008
  1. Hello, I have a problem with my HP media Center 854 running windows XP. For some reason everytime it's loading XP when I'm about to see the windows logo it just restarts it self in an endless loop. I re-install the OS without problems and the problem persist.
    anyone has any ideas what might be wrong.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    How are you re-install the OS.. Try a different HDD and re-install the OS onto that.
  3. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Yes; I tried re-installing the OS but I did not try a new hard drive.
    I'll look for a new drive and let you know.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    No problem!
  5. Mamut0o1

    Mamut0o1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I have another question; I notice that the computer will try to boot but it shuts off;;;
    the first time I was able to see the logon screen and then it shut down; the second time and further the pc will just **** down after showing me the HP bootup logo. I plugged in a new Power supply and still the same; I changed the memory and still the same; I replaced the CPU and still the same; could this be the hard drive??
    Inever seen this before.
    thanks again for your replies!
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Does it happen in Safe Mode?
    (Repeatively press F8 function key on Windows startup)

    If so:
    Then it can be Hardware

    If not:
    Then it may be a program or driver issue
    Run MSCONFIG and turn off all startups and go back to Normal mode to test again
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    I would only replace the CPU if you were in Windows and it shutdown while you're in the middle of typing. I've seen this with a user prior. Everyone though it was MOBO, so that was replaced 3 times and still the problem. RAM also was replace. But it was the CPU.

    What happens if you press F8 and go into safe mode does the system stay on?
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