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    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?

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    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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    If its hosed, it can never hurt to start over with a fresh load.

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    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'.
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    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...

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardpsymon
    could be anything really, faulty memory, faulty cpu, faulty power.....

    Mmmm gotta love remote trouble shooting :-p

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