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Vista Home Continually Reboots

Q: Vista Home Continually Reboots

I'm hoping someone here recognizes what this problem might be and can give me clues as to how to remedy it.

I have windows vista home basic. The computer started going into a reboot mode ... it would get to the point where I click on a profile and enter my password, and then reboot . . . sometimes even before I click on that profile.

If I use the F8 key to get the repair screen, I can always use "Last Known Good Configuration" and the computer will boot and work just perfect then, but every time I shut down or do a restart, it's right back to the reboot problem. I have swapped out the memory to see if that was the issue and the problem is still there. I did a standard CHKDSK at bootup and found nothing.

I am lost :(

Can anyone offer some suggestions as to what this might be and how to remedy it?

Thanks.

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A:A network for home? Which one?

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A:Limited wifi acces at home, but not at other places

Hello maarten747 ,

As far as I can see from the ipconfig output your laptop doesn't seem to obtain IP address.
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How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.

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A:Computer reboots while playing Guild Wars 2

I doubt it's the game as there are millions playing it and I'm sure at least thousands with a rig similar to yours. When the game crashes you have the option to have it verify all the files on next launch. Are you choosing to do that?
 

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A:NEC medias 101t reboots itself randomly and without me doing anything

Pull out the battery and re-install it. If your phone is using a micro SDHC flash card, remove it and re-install it. If these steps don't work, try restoring the phone to factory settings
 

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From what you're saying, it sounds like you're just connecting directly using only an Ethernet cable. However, in order to connect two computers directly, you'll need to use a crossover cable (Ethernet cable with some wires changed on one end). You also have the option of using a network hub or router in between.

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A:Vista not accessible on home workgroup

Ping only tells you that the adapter ALLOWS ping and the system is up; no mapping or access is implied.

ALL systems must be on the same WORKGROUP name,
ports 137,138,139,445 must be open

the XP machine needs the LLPD protocol and library installed
Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en

Vista --> Linux
see this story

Linux -->Vista is an Samba config issue
 

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I recall comments re mixed IDE + SATA but don't recall the specific reference.

What should work is:

bootable system on one device (eg IDE)
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A:Quick question about XP Home laptop

Disable the laptop???
Or disable the wireless?
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Another approach is to Right Click on My Computer,
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Did you get this working?
 

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A:Cannot access Vista PC on LAN

need more info on the " 0x80070035 error message"

get a command prompt and enter EVENTVWR.MSC
open the SYSTEM LOG and look for ERROR events
Find the first one, double click to see the details
*IF* it is your 0x80070035 error, click the little document icon below the down arrow
(which copies the data to your clipboard). Come back to this thread, reply and PASTE
the content
 

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A:Cursor moving by itself erroneously on Windows Vista laptop

It doesn't happen often, but the laptops touch pad may be waring out or is dirty. I have replaced physically broken touch pads with the same symptom as you describe here
 

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Remove Norton and install free Microsoft Security Essentials:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

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A:Windows Vista Toshiba keyboard/trackpad problems

Laptop keyboard issues?

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did you run Windows Update?
 

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Nice build

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setup Print/File sharing
copy from one to the other
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A:Setting up a home network

trival buddy.


Code:

modem=====router-----Web Server
|
switch
| | | |
(x) PC systems

To ensure all PCs see the webserver at the same address (regardless of the boot sequence),
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A:I can't connect to my home network while other computers can

Do you have the correct wireless drivers for your laptop?
 

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Any one had any problems like this?

thanks
ste
 

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My acer is about a year old and goes SO slow on that same screen. I on the other hand have downloaded alot. Not like a very large amount but a decent amount none the less. Sometimes it will take me ten minutes on that screen.
 

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A:Connecting two routers at home. Printer not working

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Have you left any CD/DVD's in the drive or a USB flash drive inserted? if so remove them and try again. If you have a card reader check there is nothing in it and if a blank is fitted make sure it is properly inserted.

Will it boot from the OS disc?

Unfortunately, if this is not the case, your hard drive has probably failed. Run this diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturer. You will need to use another PC to download the ISO and burn it to a disk.





Identify the make of your hard drive and then use one of the links below to get the manufacturers diagnostic for ISO CD. Burn the image file to a CD, boot the PC with the disc in the drive and run the diagnostics. You first need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order in the Bios setup.

If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.

http://www.isoimageburner.com/



ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

Hitachi/IBM: http://www.hitachigst.com/support/downloads/

Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/downloads/support_in_es.html

Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

Please provide the model number of your drive if it is Toshiba Fujitsu for further instructions, this does not run on Windows 7. I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...


 

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Have you considered the Budget Box in the TechSpot PC Buying Guide? It only runs up to $545. I'd throw the link into the post in case you're lazy like me, but I don't have 5 posts yet.
 

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A:Allowing access to home computer from remote computer

first, UNSHARE whatever is currently being shared on the desktop.

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Hi

no.. space or remaining space is irrelevant.

what happens when you plug in the stick to the XP machine, does it see it, make any noises, etc
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This sounds like a problem with drivers, as I suspect you don't know the history of this PC I would run through some basic checks. Follow this first guide to clean out any redundant drivers.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-old-drivers-after-upgrading-to-new-hardware/

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Reinstall all the chipset drivers.

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A:Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Connect the system to your network and then
please get a command prompt (Start->RUN->CMD) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
follow-up with the attachment myTcp.txt which will be in the directory shown in the CMD prompt window.
 

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any WiFi will be less secure and bandwidth will suffer
Use a PC-WiFi connection to YOUR router only when there is no other choice.

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EEE Motherboards
 

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Setup 1
HSI Modem + Linksys router (Tomato firmware) + 2 computers
Router ip range 192.168.1.*

Setup2
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Router ip range 192.168.0.*

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What am I missing?? I'm sure it's something simple.

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A:1 home network, 2 subnets, able to ping between, but not browse... what gives?

uneasyrider said:





Setup 1
HSI Modem + Linksys router (Tomato firmware) + 2 computers
Router ip range 192.168.1.*

Setup2
Linksys router (Tomato firmware), set up in wireless client mode + 2 computers
Router ip range 192.168.0.*Click to expand...

the simplest solution would be

Code:

modem==>Linksys(192.168.1.1) - - - systems
(lan port on 1.1)
|
+-----[lan port on this router]OtherLinksys - - - WiFi-
and leave the WAN port empty; just disable the DHCP service and enable WiFi as normal
 

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A:Computer stuck at loading screen (Windows Vista)

Can this be the cause of my problem?Click to expand...

Yup. Start a new thread in the Malware forum on this site and the experts will help you to clean it.
 

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Some say a thirty inch monitor is overkill . . . but why is that a bad thing?
Are you going to be able to let someone up-sell you *One* again





supersmashbrada said:





Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replacedClick to expand...

If you find somewhere that ships back-lights for SyncMaster monitors to AUS could you please post the link?
 

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All in all, I can print wirelessly from my laptop successfully as long as I'm within the router's wireless range.

Is it somehow possible for me to print a document from my laptop, provided I've activated the printer, from work? (Out of wireless range?)

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Quick idea, possibly via the internet-connection I use at work?
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A:Can I print at home from work?

printing from home to work would work using the VPN connection.

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the mouse stopped connecting. It would turn on and off, like it was being unplugged.Click to expand...

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Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.255.53.64(Preferred)Click to expand...

this occures when there is no response to the DHCP request.

First, disable the WiFi, cable a connection to the router and retry; what's the result?

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router address and DHCP range
wifi SSID, Channel
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Try this:
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> Unplug computer power cord. If a laptop remove battery too
> Unplug all USB and other non-essential devices

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> USB device should be turned off
> plug USB device into AC plug
> plug device into USB port
> now turn USB device ON

is it recognized?
 

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A:Sony Vaio DVD ROM stopped reading home made CDs and DVDs

In any CD/DVD RW drive, there are 2 'lasers'. One is for reading, the other for writing.
From what you have said, it sounds as if the 'writing' head has lost power, or is failing in some way.
So when you use a commercial DVD it reads perfectly, but when you try to load from the DVD's you burned on that drive, it is unreliable.
The only real answer is to buy a new CD/DVD drive unit. It's very easy to fit, and not very expensive either. I have found also that some CD/DVD drives seem to read 'bought' discs better than others, maybe some alignment differences between manufacturers ?
When you get a new drive installed, you can make new copies of the unreliable discs.
If you don't like the idea of taking the drive out, you can buy a stand-alone CD/DVD RW that will plug into (usually 2) USB ports. Not good on a laptop ! There are some that will use only 1 USB port though. Hope that's of help.
* This is one I have, but be aware that the read/write speed is only X8 on DVD.
http://www.itechnews.net/2007/05/18/samsung-se-t084l-external-slim-dvd-writer/
 

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Were there any symptoms/problems prior to this?
Remove the battery. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Try to boot with and without the battery.
If F2 and F12 don't work you have a serious problem,
Have you tried booting from a CD/DVD?
 

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Is the laptop getting hot under normal use?

Go to Control panel, Power and then change the settings for standby to off and apply.

Try it again and see what happens and report back please.

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If I get a Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 OEM disk can I perform a repair install without being able to boot the OS normally? I can't do anything with this computer at the moment--it just sits and does nothing. I slaved the HDD to another system and was able to read and write normally, so it's definitely a problem with Vista. Problem is I have no idea what is causing the computer to hang so I can't pull any errors and startup repair says there's no problems.
 

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A:Vista system recovery problem

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