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April 24, 2012 3:54:09 PM

Hello,
My old PB Imedia 1206 goes through POST. ok then up comes the usual how do you want to start window. I click on "Normally" and the system tries to start - XP by the way - but shuts down and restarts. Over and over and over. Anyone have any answers for me please. I'm determined to get this machine working again as its going to get a young lad started pc'ing. Cheers. Ron

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April 24, 2012 5:49:21 PM

soultoucher said:
Hello,
My old PB Imedia 1206 goes through POST. ok then up comes the usual how do you want to start window. I click on "Normally" and the system tries to start - XP by the way - but shuts down and restarts. Over and over and over. Anyone have any answers for me please. I'm determined to get this machine working again as its going to get a young lad started pc'ing. Cheers. Ron

First you have to stop the auto reboot - start in safe mode - choose "disable auto restart on system error"

Now research the error you get !
April 24, 2012 6:07:40 PM



Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

As ksiemb says, you need Safe Mode for which you need to tap Function 8 at startup. The problem with Packard Bells is that they failed to note F8 was reserved for that purpose so when you tap it, it shows the boot menu.

Select hard disk and immediately tap F8 again to see the Advanced Boot menu where Disable automatic restart" lives.


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April 26, 2012 11:32:19 AM

Saga Lout said:


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

As ksiemb says, you need Safe Mode for which you need to tap Function 8 at startup. The problem with Packard Bells is that they failed to note F8 was reserved for that purpose so when you tap it, it shows the boot menu.

Select hard disk and immediately tap F8 again to see the Advanced Boot menu where Disable automatic restart" lives.


Many thanks in advance for your answer. I'll give it a go later and let you know what happens. cheers, Ron
April 26, 2012 12:16:34 PM

Saga Lout said:


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

As ksiemb says, you need Safe Mode for which you need to tap Function 8 at startup. The problem with Packard Bells is that they failed to note F8 was reserved for that purpose so when you tap it, it shows the boot menu.

Select hard disk and immediately tap F8 again to see the Advanced Boot menu where Disable automatic restart" lives.


Good one ^^^^^ - Didn't know that about PB !
April 26, 2012 7:10:08 PM

ksiemb said:
Good one ^^^^^ - Didn't know that about PB !

That worked but I got a blue screen with the following error codes. For the first HDD I tried; *** stop: 0x0000007B (0xF795B528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) and for the second disk, which managed to fire up in safe mood once before the following codes came with the blue screen0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF75FC756, 0xF795B430, 0xF795B12C) If that helps, I'd be very pleased to hear your advice. I suspect the motherboard may be on the way out but you never know. Cheers, Ron.
April 26, 2012 8:22:01 PM

soultoucher said:
That worked but I got a blue screen with the following error codes. For the first HDD I tried; *** stop: 0x0000007B (0xF795B528, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) and for the second disk, which managed to fire up in safe mood once before the following codes came with the blue screen0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF75FC756, 0xF795B430, 0xF795B12C) If that helps, I'd be very pleased to hear your advice. I suspect the motherboard may be on the way out but you never know. Cheers, Ron.


http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/stop...
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