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    Mar 19, 2010, 02:58 AM
    Why does my computer keep restarting when I load windows xp onto it
    I have put a new motherboard in my tower it all works but when I try and install windows xp my computer keeps restarting can anybody help
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    Mar 19, 2010, 05:38 AM

    Are you doing a fresh install?
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    Mar 19, 2010, 09:31 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by wayne33 View Post
    i have put a new motherboard in my tower it all works but when i try and install windows xp my computer keeps restarting can anybody help
    We need more details to help.

    1) Is this a custom machine or a pre-built?
    2) If this is pre-built, what is the manufacturer and model?
    3) If it is custom, then please provide the specs.
    4) Do you currently have an OS installed?
    5) Are you using an upgrade disc, a full-install disc, or a recovery disc?
    6) When you say "it all works" do you mean the computer POSTS properly and is just in need of an OS? Or does it currently have an OS?
    7) Did you replace the motherboard yourself, or was it replaced under warranty?
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    Mar 20, 2010, 04:59 PM

    Please take a moment and go into setup mode.

    In the list of startup settings look for the "No Restart on error" and select that.

    What you are looking for is to get the system to stop and hold on the "Blue Screen of Death" so you can read the error message and relay the message to us.

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