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Old 06-13-2006, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend has a WinXP home PC setup. He can only access Safe Mode. Sometimes the PC just boots up for a second, then shuts off or reboots during WinXP login screen.

Possible causes: Viruses/Spyware/etc, he used to unplug the computer from the wall sometimes

What else do you think could be the problem?
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it could be a number of things...do you have the XP cd?
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Yes, he has the XP CD.
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do you know how to perform a repair?
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try that then
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Ok, but what else are the major cuases of it? I know there are a myriad, but the most typical/popular ones =
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Are you hearing any beeps while booting?
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how was the pc running before all this happened? did you edit, delete, install, uninstall, hardware changes, etc?
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No beeps.

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He said he installed some games from Verizon. He also said his little cousin used to unplug the power from the wall about 3-4 times.......every 20 minutes or so.
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