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Xp Restarting Problem....

Last response: in Windows XP
February 1, 2010 2:30:15 PM

Hi guys ,I installed a fresh copy of windows xp and installed bitdefender 2010 and restarted the pc,the pc keeps restart after the loading ,wats the problem and how can i solve this?

P4 @ 3.83 GHz : P5KPL AM/PS : 2GB JetRam DDR2 800 : 250GB SEAGATE SATA 7200.12

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February 2, 2010 12:12:02 AM

I delete my full partitions while formating and there is no virus in the xp or antivirus,It still restarts aftr repair and on next format!
February 2, 2010 3:13:14 AM

Try 1 stick of RAM at a time.

It looks like you've done some OC'ng. Try resetting the BIOS to factory specs.
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February 2, 2010 9:22:29 AM

I reseted the bios,changed OC to stock and i am using a single ddr2 2gb
February 2, 2010 12:09:41 PM

Can you get into safe mode?
February 3, 2010 8:16:53 AM

No,Still the prob exists!
February 3, 2010 8:23:46 AM

Reseat the ram in another slot and try again.

Have u tried again a fresh install of XP??
February 3, 2010 8:24:43 AM

Yes i tried it too, my friend also have the same problem

EDIT: I had tried abt 9 times! :) 
February 3, 2010 8:27:42 AM

Unplug all your cables from Mobo, just clean it gently. Re assemble them.

Change the jumper settings to primary/ secondary -master/slave HDD (If using IDE)
Change the sata slot to which HDD is connected.(If using SATA)
February 3, 2010 8:29:23 AM

I had tried these all,changed ports,even tried aftr changing hdd,My friend is also experiencing the same problem, I had a dout ,Is it a software bug in bitdefender?
February 3, 2010 8:32:25 AM

I don't think this as a software bug problem.
I have no idea, what to suggest now.

Have you and your friend installed same copy of XP?

if so try a different version from friends/neighbours for trial and check!

Have you tried re-partitioning of HDD??
February 3, 2010 8:34:28 AM

I deleted every partition while formating,So....

I tried many versions of xp sp2 sp3 and also edited versions of xp,Mainly darklite and darkedition
February 3, 2010 8:36:49 AM

ok. try this. try to install xp in 2nd partition.
Ie.. while doing partition, leave the partition space for c: untouched.
February 3, 2010 8:37:42 AM

k,will try it!
February 3, 2010 8:38:16 AM

try installing xp in your HDD, by using it in a good condition system. Don't install any drivers, Connect the HDD back to your System & Check
February 3, 2010 8:39:35 AM

How old is your HDD??

Damaged sector in HDD at a particular area (Mostly space used for C: will get damaged soon as it is formatted more number of times& more Usage) also causes corrupted OS installation and So many problems.
February 3, 2010 8:40:13 AM

ok,I will try it later,And thanks for all sudden help!
February 3, 2010 8:41:41 AM

saran008 said:
How old is your HDD??

Damaged sector also causes corrupted OS installation and So many problems.

I have a Seagate SATA 250GB 7200.12 which is only 4 months old!
February 3, 2010 8:50:02 AM

Then there won't be any problem with HDD, Let's hope for the best and try :) 
All the best!
February 3, 2010 1:57:42 PM

Where in the boot sequence is it restarting?
February 10, 2010 8:24:27 AM

ok. try this. try to install xp in 2nd partition.
Ie.. while doing partition, leave the partition space for c: untouched.

Have you tried this??
February 10, 2010 11:24:31 AM

With operating systems like you describe above there is no telling what custom software (i.e. malware or rootkit) is secretely active.

It might be just that the OS now doesn't like any security software install.

You say the pc will boot up fully but immediately restart afterwards. If so have you tried entering "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. If the AV program is the culprit Safe Mode should be accessible.