Vista Reboot Loop

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  1. Steven20

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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    Have you tried using the 'Repair' function utilising the os disk?
     
  6. Yes I tried the repair function and that didn't work
     
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    hmm...bugger, oh well, thinking caps back on!
     
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    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:
     
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    [​IMG] Hey, he doesn't say what he's using, could be that bad......
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    That's good to know. I made myself a note, not to install when I get my PC back together.
    Thanks
     
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    Talk about double post :eek:
     
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    I didn't even go there lol
     
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    I ain't skeerd :D
     

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