Computer Help forum

General discussion

My computer keeps restarting when its booting up.

by SpiritRaider / November 16, 2003 8:53 AM PST

My computer keeps restarting when its booting up.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: My computer keeps restarting when its booting up.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: My computer keeps restarting when its booting up.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:My computer keeps restarting when its booting up.
by HerbChong / November 17, 2003 10:44 AM PST

what version of Windows are you running? have you tried booting in Safe mode?


Collapse -
Computer keeps restarting
by freddyyankanna / September 2, 2007 3:17 AM PDT

I have a p4 computer with Windows Xp Professional. When computer is switched on, it reads the drives and configuration but will not open Windows instead it opens up with to start normally or safe mode but clicking on these still wont open windows. Re boot from cd doesnot work. bios set to open with cd.

Please help

Collapse -
Just a tip.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2007 5:28 AM PDT

Be careful about posting to a dead thread. Make your own next time.

My first thought is to examine your motherboard for this issue -> Read and click on the pictures to see the issue.

The failure to boot from CD is a typical easy to fix issue. I use my cd/dvd lens cleaner and if it fails to boot I try a new DVDRW drive.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?