June 21st, 2007, 12:49 AM
PC Shuts down before log in - please help
Hi guys, I have a big problem here, I installed a bit of software that has made my computer shut down now every time I try to boot up, and it won't even boot up in safe mode now, what can I do?
The oh so stupid frond
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June 21st, 2007, 12:57 AM
Hi, what was the software and what OS are we talking here?
Can you boot with CD support or from a "live CD"?
If you can't do that, just remove the drive and slave it to another machine. Boot that from its master drive and uninstall the offending software.
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June 25th, 2007, 02:57 PM
If its hosed, it can never hurt to start over with a fresh load.
June 25th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Could be the harddrive's going south. Try booting from a
PE disk (google Bart PE) and running "scandisk /r c:" from
a command prompt to repair any bad sectors. This one works
more often than not for me when a PC's stuck in a 'boot loop'.
“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers
June 25th, 2007, 05:06 PM
I guess if you are going to take that route you can use the hard drive mfg's disk tools to check the drive before all of that...
June 25th, 2007, 09:58 PM
could be anything really, faulty memory, faulty cpu, faulty power.....
If the world doesn't stop annoying me I will name my kids ";DROP DATABASE;" and get revenge.
June 26th, 2007, 01:40 PM
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