I recently inherited my family's old Dell Desktop which had some version of Windows XP on it, along with years and years of junk and clutter. Wanting to get a fresh start, I installed the latest edition of Windows XP Pro. Installation goes fine and completes. The computer runs a little more slowly than i had remembered, but I can handle it.
The problem is, whenever I turn off the computer, it crashes when starting up again. I get the blue screen then it restarts. i re-install windows xp pro, and the cycle just repeats.
Any recommendations? Aside from the obvious never turn off your computer
The blue screen flashes for like half a second then it reboots. I make it past the Dell screen then it gives me the option of booting in safe mode, safe mode with networking etc, last config, and start normally. If I choose start normally, it takes me to the windows start up screen with the little bar. The bar thing completes twice, then the blue screen comes up for just a moment and it goes ahead and reboots itself.