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    Default Constant restart on my laptop

    I have an ibm laptop. Everytime I try to start it I get the screen for starting normal or in safe mode. No matter what option I choose it restarts the pc and I am in a loop over and over of doing this.

    Anyone ever heard of this and is there anything I can try?

    Thank you in advance.

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    At what point does the restart happen exactly? instantly?

    do you get a flash of a blue background and a message before the reboot?

    what were you doing immediately before this occurred?
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    Okay sorry for the delay. Was out of town.

    Okay here is the process. When I turn it on i get the ibm thinpad splash screen. It goes straight from their to the start windows normally or in safemode screen.. It counts down 30 seconds if you do nothing and the windows splash screen appears than it very quickly goes to a blue screen and restarts within a second or so and the process starts over.

    If you try to start in safe mode it just restarts.

    I hope this is clear if not ask questions and I will respond quickly.

    Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    Do you get time to do this exercise below,

    Disable Auto Restart on system failure.

    1. Navigate to the Control Panel in Windows XP by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.

    2. In the Control Panel window, open System.
    Note: In Microsoft Windows XP, depending on how your operating system is setup, you may not see the System icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that says Switch to Classic View.

    3. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.

    4. Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.

    5. In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.

    6. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.

    7. Click OK in the System Properties window.

    8. From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, the PC will not automatically reboot. Rebooting manually will be necessary. And we can then read the blue screen error.
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    No I don't get that far. From the windows splash screen I get the black screen where you can start normally or in safe mode. No matter what you choose it takes you to the screen with the windows logo and quickly takes you (for about 1 second literally) toa blue screen with some writing on it but it goes so fast you can't tell what is on it and it restarts.

    Hope this helps better understand what it is doing
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    Understood,

    Like this:



    We wanted to try an read the stop error that points in the direction of the problem usually.


    Blue screen errors can be caused by the addition of new hardware, or Software, Device Drivers, even a Windows update, ram also---> if it has 2 sticks of ram pull 1 out and try each one at a time.
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    Okay so I tried pulling the ram. started with one put it back started with the other and no luck.

    I cannot read the blue screen stop error. It only gives me 1 second on that screen. Is there a way to freeze it on the screen?

    Thanks

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    No not to my knowledge is there a way to freeze it, even when you get the error recorded it's difficult to isolate the issue as there could be many things causing it, not being able to get in safe mode ect not sure how to advise you here so hang on for other input..

    The next set of instruction on a desktop is to disconnect anything connected, usb devices ect.

    What recovery discs do you have or operating discs?

    What is the Model # in case there is something unique with this one?

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    There is nothing connected, I have the ms windows xp home edition os and the model number is 2684-H8u. I don't seem to have been giving the cd with this just the manual. I have another pc I could download and store to a cd from should that be required.

    Let me know what's next and thanks again for all your help
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    If you have never seen a blue Screen Error:

    I suggest you Google Blue Screen error to get an Idea of what they are..

    Then Google Blue Screen Error thinkpad 2684 h8u. See what comes up.


    I'll look around and others may post also..

    zep516

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