Laptop restarting at boot

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Hi
I have an HP Pavilion dvc6000 laptop with windows 7 ultimate installed. I was watching a movie and suddenly my laptop screen went off but i could still hear the sound of the movie. Then after a while the laptop went off. I tried to restart again but couldn't. So i plugged my charger and tried to start again. This time it started upto boot and went off. And again automatically restarted and the cycle kept going. I tried pressing f11 for system restore but nothing happens. Windows doesn't even start. Please help.
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It's probably a hardware fault. These HP laptops have a long history of failure of the video chip. A fix requires replacement of the motherboard. Which costs more than a NEW laptop.

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Thats not helpful at all.
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Does it work in safe mode? try repeatedly pressing the [F8] key just after you power it on. If the menu comes up select "Safe Mode" with the arrow keys and press enter.

let me know how you get on.
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Nothing happens when I press f8
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Sorry, but it looks like xpcman is right - time for a new PC.

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