View Full Version : Windows 2k Trouble booting,constant restart

Red Star
13-07-2009, 01:14 PM
So just recently, I was browsing the web, and instantly,Firefox error'd and closed(No big deal) but oddly, My computer instantly restarted, So I let it start up, and before I see the log-in screen my computer restarts,So I let it go again, Same thing. I let this go on about 5 more times. So I just held down power and shut 'er down.

Confused, I called my cousin, He came over, Checked it out, Didn't know either. So we took my tower apart cleaned everything, booted back up and same thing happens.

I F8'd the boot up and selected safe mode, No luck, It just stays on "Windows is loading", I tried last known boot-up, Same thing, Instant restart.

I tried de-bugging mode. and to my surprise It works. I have no idea why.I went into my startup/shut-down settings, And turned off auto-reboot after crash, I figured that would work, So I chose restart, and right before the log-in screen I get a BSOD, (the KMODE with ntoskrnl error) But why?

Currently I'm in de-bugging mode trying to figure this out. Planning on re-installing tomorrow, maybe even install XP. But I'd like to try and figure this out.

I've tried the solutions I've seen(recover disk,etc...)
Nothing works. Didn't install anything, this all just happened from a random firefox crash.

Thanks for the help in advance.

13-07-2009, 01:21 PM
Could be one of the services is failing and the pc restarts...i have seen that before when a virus is present, however usually a dialog box pops up to advise pending restart......

13-07-2009, 02:09 PM
Can you access the Event log to check things out?(Run>eventvwr)


Speedy Gonzales
13-07-2009, 02:17 PM
PCanywhere isnt on it is it ? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811014) It could be similar to this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/275678)

Or this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300224)

Or this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257956)

13-07-2009, 05:04 PM
You should disable Automatically restart so it can BSOD without going into a pointless loop.

Then check what the exact BSOD says, there are various sites that will give you an idea if you're not sure.

14-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Run a memory test & hard drive test - could be faulty hardware if you haven't installed/changed anything recently within Windows.