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Reboot Loop with HP desktop computer Presario SR1308OM

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I have an HP desktop computer Presario SR1308OM with 1GB of Ram 32-bit ADM Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ 2.21 GHz. Installed Win Vista Business last month after formatting the drive.  Before installing Win Vista Business last month, it had been running Win XP for years. Two months ag it startsed rebooting by itself occasionally,then it got into a rebooting loop. I took it into a tech and he said the registry was trashed & I had to reinstall XP. I went ahead and installed Win Vista Business, since I already had prchased a copy.  Now, the rebooting has started again. Occasionally at first, now it will reboot if I try to print from Adobe Reader X, or click on a link in IE. If I try to boot into Safe Mode, it reads all the files then reboots before it ever gets into Windows.
I have been getting a lot of "High Memory Usage' warnings in Vista & in XP.
If it has to do with Ram, I incidentally ordered 2GB of Ram from Crucial that is in the mail now.  Any way to determine what is causing the rebooting & how or if it can be fixed?
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