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    Start Up Problems - I'm stumped

    For some weird reason when I start up one my puters it just randomly resets when its loading up in windows. It actually gets to the desktop and starts loading up all the items in the sys tray then BANG it just resets - no hanging no errors nada it just plain resets as if you'd pressed the big old reset button.

    Loads into safe mode ok so I can only assume something software based is causing it. Clocked it back to stock and still the same thing happened, even reset the bios and ran it at 1100 mhz with an fsb of 100 (2500 Barton) and the problem still occurs. Can't think for the live of me what to do about it!

    AVG won't run in safe mode so is there anyway I can scan for Viri in safe mode or get a list of start up items and deactivate them to see whats causing this?

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    • da_ging's system
      • CPU:
      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 Maxcore OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650w TX
      • Case:
      • Stacker 831 black
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" fujitsu 3230t LCD 1920*1080
      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    assuming you have windows XP try this doing this ,that will stop windows automatically rebooting (if its a blue screen problem anyway )

    # Start Regedit.
    # Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl
    # Select AutoReboot from the list on the right.
    # Right click on it and select Modify.
    # Change the value to 0 to disable autoreboot
    # Reboot your computer.

    Also in safe mode go to the start menu hit run and enter msconfig goto the startup tab and uncheck things infact u can uncheck them all as that will stop most software loading up

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    * * Update * *

    Cheer ging, tried that and to no avail. So I got annoyed with it and carried out the following procedure...

    1) Insert Boot disk

    2) format C:/

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    lol, you give up way too easily.

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    lol - the best and easiest way to fix a computer problem
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    If it happens again, ill put a bet on it that its your PSU.

    Not a Q-tec by anychance ?
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    If it happens again you're not allowed to format until you fix it, i can't believe you turned down such an adventure! Man i love solving problems the satisfaction at the end of it is well worth all the frustration and the side-effect of semi-madness.

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    It is a cheapy Ebuyer PSU that came with the cheapy case and the voltages do tend to go all over the place so your probably right. Had a feeling it might be the PSU but it's working away merrily - for now.

    Any cheap 2nd hand Enermax units on the go...

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