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Rebooting and freezing


FPCH New Member
Aug 21, 2006
Not sure if this is in the right thread but here goes,
I know a little about pc's but this problem has stumped me.
On initial start up the computer can do either of the following:

1) Get to the start up screen (press del to enter set up) and it just reboots.
2) Get to the log into windows screen then reboots.
3) Get to the log into windows screen then just freezes.
4) Starts up no problem gets to the desk top, open programs then just freezes or reboots.

This happens every time i switch the pc on, after about 5 attempts it suddenly works perfectly and it can be switched on
and off all day without a problem, if its left for say 5 hours the problems start again.
Any advice would be appreciated.



Jan 22, 2003
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced

Not sure what's going on here but It would help if you supply more information.

What make and model of computer?
What Operating system?
Any new software installed lately?

Could be hardware which I only have limited experience.

Could be software.

Could be a simple fix based on the operating system.

Can you supply more details please?



FPCH New Member
Nov 24, 2006
I am having problems with my notebook when I power it up it comes up to a black gateway screen that is very dimm and then locks up I have installed a motherboard in it because the power supply broke off my other board