I cannot specify which new hard/software starts the problem. The only one major event was it could not start at all about one month ago. Wait for a few days, it was OK for a few weeks.
A few days ago, it restarted itself: 2 t-3 time right after IDE check, or at the box for me to log in, or after i log in, or after it put up the icons on desktop.
There were a few times it restart successfully, with a box saying:"
printed error. attempt to index field 'start' (a nil value) stack traceback:
0: function 'showNag' at line 282 [file 'C:\DOUUCME~1\ADMIN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\main_22.tmp']
1: function 'startup' at line 291 [file 'C:\DOUUCME~1\ADMIN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\main_22.tmp']
2: function 'main' at line 1150 [file 'C:\DOUUCME~1\ADMIN~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\main_22.tmp'] "
Now, it keeps restarting at different stages. Each time it goes further into the starting process, until it almost finishes the desktop icons, then it resarts again. Keep restarting at an earlier stages, and going further. Never quit, the only point it stop to wait is the login box. It will restart here regardless i login or not.
I have checked previous answers at the data base. I unplug the external 6 USB devices. Uncheck the automatic restart. After that it request restart for it to take effect. I did not restart it right away. I then went on surfing the internet. Put a disk in the CDROM, then, it restart itself and now keep restarting forever.
Can someone help?