My laptop keeps restarting

My laptop keeps restarting and will not let me go to safe mode or anything. It keeps restarting. Has any one had this before? Know what to do? My memory is inserted properly.

Try replacing memory with a known good stick. Maybe your memory module is bad.

If you have two memory modules installed in the laptop, try removing them one by one. If the laptop still keeps restarting with each module installed separately, I guess it’s not related to the memory failure.

Find a voltmeter and test the AC power adapter, make sure the adapter outputs correct voltage.

Try minimizing the system as much as you can. Remove battery, hard drive, DVD drive, etc… If the problem still exists, most likely this is the motherboard failure.

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  1. My laptop is so important because it is my only form of communicating with my family and it has so many important things on it. I cannot afford to take it to a repair shop right now. Last night there was a spider on me and my laptop ended up falling about 2 feet to the floor because I freaked out. I turned it back on and it kept going to system restore, or it would go to a screen offering two other options to either do start up repair or start normally. Today I got home and turned the laptop on and it ran normal for about 5 minutes before it started with restarting.

    I have a Gateway MD2614u, and the only issue I noticed physically was that inside on the left where the SD card and another big card go in there is a larger object loose in there. I cannot see it but I can hear it and it sounds kinda large-ish. The fan sometimes sounds loud then dies down to being silent, but this has happened before…not often though. It was on at the time of falling. When the laptop loaded all the way once it was just fine as far as all my valuable information.

  2. Im traying to fix a gateway MD7818u (Laptop) that keeps restarting it self in a loop I did replaced memory but it staid the same any solutions that you can think of ?
    I thouth about the mother board but i dont want to think that.

  3. Laptop Freak

    tom,

    I dropped my del laptop, now it turns on & shows the xp windows logo. I notice the the booting bar is in activation but it does not stop, ever.

    I think the hard drive was damaged.
    Posted some suggestions here: http://www.asklaptopfreak.com/laptop-notebook-help/2010/12/12/dropped-dell-laptop-windows-will-not-load/

  4. Laptop Freak

    tom,

    I dropped my del laptop, now it turns on & shows the xp windows logo. I notice the the booting bar is in activation
    but it does not stop, ever.

    There is a chance that your hard drive is damaged.
    First of all, I would recommend to back up personal data if you have something important.
    You can get data from the hard dive with an external USB enclosure.

    After that run Dell diagnostics and test the hard drive. If the hard drive fails test, you’ll have to replace it with a new one and reinstall Windows OS.

  5. I dropped my del laptop, now it turns on & shows the xp windows logo. I notice the the booting bar is in activation
    but it does not stop, ever.
    Thanks tom

  6. I think I have the same problem but the problem I am encountering is that my laptop keeps on resetting once it is started booting up this happens when I plugged in the power adapter but I unplugged it the laptop is perfectly working but now it runs on a battery but I want to use the power as well cause the power is not enough for my work.

    The battery can last for 3hours mostly but that is not enough for me so if anyone can help me solve this problem I humbly asked for your advice and assistance.

    I hope that anyone encounter this would be gladly to share what he/she had done to solve this kind of problem. I really need HELP from every corner of this forum, if by chance you can’t be clearly understood what I’m trying to say here please let me know straight.

    Kind Regards,

    Uere

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