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Acer laptop restarts on boot up

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March 31, 2012 12:14:00 PM

Hello,

I have an Acer 2410 laptop. When it boots up, it gets as far as the Window xp screen with the little blue progress bar - after a couple of minutes, the screen goes black, and then it re-boots.

How can i get it to boot properly?
a c 572 D Laptop
March 31, 2012 3:25:59 PM

Your hardware seems to be OK.
You might need to repair or re-install your operating system.
March 31, 2012 3:52:26 PM

OK - Thanks.

How do I do that?
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a c 572 D Laptop
March 31, 2012 3:53:41 PM

Do you have your Windows installation disks?
March 31, 2012 7:44:58 PM

No - the laptop came with it pre-loaded. I think it has a recovery(?) drive.
March 31, 2012 7:57:02 PM

Press F8 repeatedly right before XP boots and you'll get a boot menu. Choose "Disable automatic restart on system failure" and then hit enter a couple of times. If it shows a BSOD, post the STOP code here.
April 1, 2012 8:04:12 AM

Hi

I have "disabled automatic restart on system failure" - there appears to be no change - the Acer splash screen comes up, then the Windows xp screen, and then, after several minutes, the screen goes black, and a minute or so later, the laptop re-boots.

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