Vista Reboot Loop

#1
Anytime I restart by clicking restart on the start menu or when a program wants to restart, vista will reboot and and just loop in a reboot mode constantly until I press the power button on my computer and turn in off that way and then when I turn it back on it's fine and boots into windows. Usually I just tell the comp to shutdown and then press the power buttton to turn it back on but this gets tiresome some times. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 


#3
No thats not it, it wasn't becuase of an update it does it the moment after I install Vista and if an app wants to restart or I click retsart, vista shuts down and reboots the comp but right before displaying the loading page it will reboot the computer again and agin and agin unless i press the power buttton and shutdown that way and then power it back up. I have to click shutdown or tell an app not to restart the computer to avoid the problem
 


Celestra

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#4
Shucks....it sounds so much like that problem, even XP's have endless rebooting with BSOD, these days. I have an idea- If the SAM file is deleted away the computer will be unable to start-up. Try this: Fix Deleted SAM File Causing Windows Vista Unable to Boot Error » Tip and Trick
 


kemical

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#5
Have you tried using the 'Repair' function utilising the os disk?
 


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#6
Yes I tried the repair function and that didn't work
 


kemical

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#7
hmm...bugger, oh well, thinking caps back on!
 


Celestra

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#8
 


#9
If I remember right I had that same problem with win98 one time but I can't remember what it was....I'm gettin' old. :frown:
 


Celestra

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#10
If I remember right I had that same problem with win98 one time but I can't remember what it was....I'm gettin' old. :frown:
Hey, he doesn't say what he's using, could be that bad......
 


#11
I am using Vista Ultimate but also tried Vista Home Premium and had the same issue. I have a compaq EVO with 1.5 GB,40 GB HDD,Nvidia Geforce 550 FX GPU card,Sound Blaster Audigy, Lit-ON DVD/CD Burner,Pentium 4 @ 2.4 Ghz Processor
 


Celestra

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#12
Hi!!! This is a real good one..... Things that can cause endless rebooting: Overheating, spyware/virus/adware, PSU, VideoCard, Conflicting Software-running in the background. (I've heard of some new internal card reader causing endless rebooting- but can't confirm). Possible virus maybe, with the two different type installs- unusual. I've even thought about insufficient RAM causing endless rebooting, it kills a lot of XP memory. But it wouldn't have these symptoms. (Compaq Evo, runs hot, hard to install Vista). Have you talked to HP Total Care?
 


#14
That's good to know. I made myself a note, not to install when I get my PC back together.
Thanks
 


#18
Talk about double post :eek:
 


kemical

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#19
I didn't even go there lol
 


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