Restarts when booting??

Sebab - Nov 27, 2008 at 02:55 PM
 tYdeRRR - Jan 12, 2009 at 08:53 AM

I've just bought a used computer with Windows xp professional sp2. It worked just fine yesterday. I installed programs like Opera browser, Battlefield vietnam and Steam. But now today, when i tried to turn it on something strange happened.
When i booted it it would look just fine, until it had loaded and all, then suddenly it just restarted and did the process all over again. I've tried using the F8 during booting, to make it go safe mode and all that stuff, but it just wont work!

I dont have the xp cd :(

Can anyone tell me what to do? Please... I'm very frustrated with this.

2 responses

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Nov 27, 2008 at 04:47 PM
This could be signs of a hard drive that is failing.
Can anyone tell me what to do?
The guy that i bought it from didnt give me any windows cd or anything, so it can be a corrupt version. I dont know. But do you then think a new windows xp os could fix it?

Or what should i do?
hmmmm from what i had read you cant press f8 to go to safe mode ........ :| ........well if safe mode dosent work just go at last know good configuration ......