I have read a couple of XP restarting issues on this site but none seemed to help. Let me make everyone aware, I'm terrible at computers so you will get everything little step by little step. When I start it, the screen pops up saying, "Micronpc" cause thats what it is. This is normal. Then goes to safe mode, which is not normal. Bring up the start normally, start with prompt, and load last good setting. Selecting start normally makes the computer go to the "Windows XP" dark screen as you see it loading. Then nothing.It just goes back to the micronpc screen. I tried safe mode but that results in the same action, as does load last good setting. I read somewhere on here to push "f8" at the first screen so I did and it came up with many options. Along with the safe mode options are enable boot login, enable vga mode, directory services restore mode (windows domain controller only), debugging mode, disable automatic restart on system failure, reboot, and return to OS choices menu. The site I read said to disable the failure restart option. So I selected that. A blue screen pops up, though I'm not sure if its the bsod because if i recall, that screen always said, "windows has preformed an illegal operation..." or something along those lines. This one says: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. unmountable_boot_volume if this is the first time your seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. if this screeen appears again, follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hard/software is properly installed.(nothing has been installed recently) if problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hard/software.(which i can't do anyways) Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press f8 to select advanced start up options, and then select safe mode. Technical information: ***STOP: 0x000000ed (0x85ce5c08, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Not sure if thats a code for anything or not. restoreguard.c o m/p/0x-0xc0000006.html?keyword=0xc0000006&gclid=CNqFgIuxrKYCFYQUKgod6hdHnQ I found this by copy pasting the entire letter and numbers after the STOP into a google search and came up with that. The page talks about downloading something and repairing the computer but I can't download anything on my XP computer so I don't know if it would do me any good. Plus I don't know what that is I'm downloading and I'm sure not putting my Dell Vista laptop at risk of something I don't know. I also don't have a windows xp disc. I bought the computer from someone else like 4 or 5 years ago. Anything else I can do?