Computer not turning on.

By DaMaluJordan
Dec 6, 2006
  1. Hi.
    I am having a bit of a problem.
    Whenever I turn on my computer, it doesn't start up properly.
    The usual stuff comes up at first.
    First it says COMPAQ
    Then the bars that come up on the bottom
    Then it says Windows XP Home Edition
    but then the computer just restarts by itself
    and repeats the process all over again.
    It never gets past the screen that says
    Windows XP Home Edition
    At a very rare occasion, a screen comes up saying that windows cannot start properly due to a recent hardware or software change. It gives me 5 options.
    Safe Mode
    Safe Mode with Networking (Thats what i am using now)
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt
    Turn on Windows with the settings that it had at a previous state
    Normally Turn on Windows.
    I am now using
    Safe Mode with Networking
    but i am not sure if i can get back to this mode because that screen barely comes up. Right now i am running virus scans and spyware scans to see if i can fix the problem but i cant seem to find anything wrong. Please help me to fix the problem that i am facing.
    Thank You.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t think your problem is virus related. I have therefore moved your thread to our Windows OS forum.

    It`s either software or hardware related.

    Start by going HERE and reading the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)
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