PC shuts down at startup screen on first boot but always boots ok second boot into safe mode

Posted on 2010-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi there,

Any ideas on this one?

I have formatted and reloaded windows xp .. from cold, the first time I start the pc, as soon as the first windows xp logo appears on the screen the pc shuts down. I reboot into safe mode, then restart and the pc is fine from then on. I can restart, shut down, and pc will start no problem.

I follow this procedure every time,  so I can use pc ok, but any ideas why this may be happening? Have tested with different hard drive, different psu, to no effect, always behaves like this!

Question by:Fulgent
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ID: 34118663
did you install all the drivers?
there maybe some updates needed aswell -what model of pc or mobo is this?

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ID: 34118884

It's a geforce 6100sm-m
All drivers are installed from the geforce mobo cd that came with the pc.
Pc has been fne for 3 years then started this behaviour last month, which is when I reformatted and reloaded xp
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try to update the drivers for it - start with chipset driver   :

it can also be your pc is developing a problem, can be cause by bad capacitors - check the mobo for swollen or leaking ones

a bios update can help too
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dbrunton earned 250 total points
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Check your BIOS for options to slow the boot down.  This could be items such as memory checking or slow boot.  If you find such options enable them.  The motherboard may require more time to get up to speed.
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nobus earned 250 total points
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to do the above, you can disable the quick boot feature in most bios

Author Comment

ID: 34134863

Thanks both for the replies, I will try these later

Author Comment

ID: 34162732

None of these have worked, so I am thinking it's something with the mobo .. I'm not going going to change that, so I will close this down, thanks for your efforts.
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tx for feedback

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