PC restarts 4-5 second into boot repeatedly

By fola21 ยท 5 replies
Apr 16, 2010
  1. hi everyone, i really need some help.

    My pc get 4-5 seconds into boot before it automatically restarts again and again with no display on the monitor.
    it starts up normally with all lights on board and fans working and hard drives active. but its just in this endless look of boot and restart. i cant get into safe mode or anything.
    ive inspected the board and graphics card for any burst or cracked capacitors but all looks fine. ive also removed the ram and put them back in different slots one at a time, but nothing.

    mb, psu and case are all 1 year old
  2. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Does it begin to load windows and then reboot, or does it happen before?
  3. fola21

    fola21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It happens after power the pc up by 4-5 secs and nothing is shown on the monitor and it keeps restarting before even loading Windows
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You have a hardware failure... I'd start by opening up the computer and see if you smell any burning or see any exploded capacitors near or around the CPU. Memory would be the first to suspect after you have done a visual inspection
  5. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Personally, I would expect PSU first, bad RAM doesn't cause power cycling.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Any hardware failure can cause restarts...
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