XP constantly reboots itself.

By pma ยท 6 replies
Jan 4, 2005
  1. Okay, here goes.

    A friend of mine has a PC with XP SP1 on. When he switches it on, it boots up, loads XP displays the Windows XP logon screen then suddenly reboots. This is happening contanstly

    No hardware or software has been installed recently, virus & spyware check are negative.

    I have noticed alot of posts for this type of problem but with the reboot being before the logon screen appears. I know about XP auto rebooting when BSOD is imminent so will try that tonight.

    Any thoughts on this problem guys would be much appreciated!
  2. E_Saint

    E_Saint TS Rookie

    I tink it ur os is corrupted

    i am not sure but it may be tat a illegal shut down took out the os login file so try a reboot to solve the problem... :grinthumb
  3. pma

    pma TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh believe me, I have tried several reboots!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Mostly unwanted ones)

    Thanks in Advance for any other ideas!
  4. E_Saint

    E_Saint TS Rookie

  5. donthateme

    donthateme TS Rookie Posts: 24

  6. Ea$Y

    Ea$Y TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Sounds like the mbr (master boot record) on the drive is pooched or Possibly an over heat safety feature sensor (C.o.P)--that may be malfunctioning under the cpu.
    Xp is like a female always nagging you for some ungodly reason ..lol
    Thas y i went back to 2k Pro :p

  7. pma

    pma TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Guys

    Thanks for the help people, got it sorted the other night. Seems that the problem was a corrupted Ntoskrl file.
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