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I've never posted here, but will try this. I have Windows XP Home edition. Microsoft tells me I'm out of support incidents. When I turn on my computer it normally takes a good 10 minutes to load because right after the first Windows screen. It reboots 3-5 times. It's somewhere between a graphics driver failure and a driver failure. Is there a good way of finding out exactly what is doing this? w/o reinstalling Windows XP. When I finally get into XP, the last time I ended up filling out 12 serious error reports in a row.

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Re: Rebooting

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Not to tread, but read the tips section above where you post. This very vague please provide more information so that other members can help you isolate your issue.

As a start
Bad power supply
H/d failing

If M/S has stated you have a graphics driver problem.
Start your system in safe mode.
Go to Control Panel -> Open System
Open Hardware Tab -> Click on Device Manager button
Expand Display Adapters
Un-install all Adapters listed and re-boot.

Others will follow to clarify and
with other proceedures to try.


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Re: Rebooting. Time for a visual inspection of...

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The motherboard capacitors. They should have flat tops and not leaking. Here's an article showing the issue.

Next in line is a machine that was built with the cheapest parts available. Some builder select a power supply which works, but disregard that even in the first year the PSU may lose from 10 to 20 or more percent of its initial capacity. Your post did not offer details about your PC and Microsoft doesn't offer this insight since they expect you to have great hardware.


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