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Anyone any ideas, is my computer without a paddle.

I have another computer which when switched on it starts loading windows, then clicks, goes blank then starts reloading again, and again and so on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I've seen one like that and that turned out to be the start button stuck on so that it would begin to go through the start routine and then just go off.
Took some time to diagnose the problem, even went so far as to try a new motherboard which then displayed the same symptoms when put together again.
To see if it is the power switch you will have to remove the case side( I presume its a desktop machine) find the lead from the motherboard to the switch block (usually black and white)
You can then start the PC and then pull the lead off, if it does start you will know its the switch!

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thanks Peter
I don't think its that although I did wonder. If after you switch on and it goes through the initial bootstrap, it will sit waiting for you to tell it which start up method you want, then after the allotted wait time it starts a normal load of Windows, but soon after goes back to load the bootstrap again. It will continue this over and over again. To switch off the start button is held down. If the problem was the switch staying on all the time, wouldn't it switch off completely and not sit waiting for an input.

It's a laptop not desktop.

dave
 

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Hi Dave.

Sveral things it could be, so try holding down f8 and select "Last known configuration that worked".

If that's a no go, try f8 and safe mode. If that works you might be able to check your HD for errors and Virus problems.

If that fails try opening up the case and remove the HD data cable from the HD and Motherboard. I've had a problem on an Older PC which I cured by just flipping the cable, end for end.

If it's a total no go, you'll need to run ckdisk.exe to see if you have a dying HD.

If it had bad sectores, get a new HD and go from there.

Fingers crossed you get the machine going again.
 

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