Why does my computer keep rebooting itself?

Question

My friend's computer continuously reboots everytime it enters Windows. It is stuck in an endless loop. I checked the hard drive and it was fine. I checked to see if it had any virus and it was clean. I reinstalled Windows 2000 on a new hard drive, but it still kept rebooting when it entered Windows. I even installed windows 98 on the new hard drive, but it kept doing the same thing. I'm thinking it has nothing to do with windows. It's like everytime the computer enters windows ctrl-alt-delete is being pressed. What do you guys think? Any helpful tips or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Daniel Nieves

Answer

This question was answered on March 3, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It sounds like this may be a hardware issue rather than a Windows issue I would first check or replace the power supply If that does not fix the problem you may have a bad motherboard or bad RAM

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 3, 2002