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Alright what i'm working on here is an hp pavilion m9600t. I'm unaware of the specific specs as it's a friends computer and I never got a chance to check it out before it started doing this. What its doing is acting like its booting up then just stopping and restarting. I've tried booting from another hard drive out of one of my computers with xp on it and it did the exact same thing. Also tried booting from a live linux distribution and it wouldn't load the kernal which was really confusing(thinking i either burned it incorrectly or the version i downloaded didn't support this machine). I'm not so great at trying to describe issues sometimes. I'm sure you'll need to ask some more questions...so feel free. I posted in the motherboards/bios section because i'm thinking it's hardware related since i've tried 3 different disks all loaded with 3 different operating systems???? Any advice apreciated
 

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If you can't get in to the bios setup menu to check the temps, open the side of the case and set a house fan so it blows right on the CPU/Heatsink and see if it stays on longer. Report back with results.
 

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Is it still restarting with the fan blowing in there?
With the fan blowing it's not restarting.


What are the Error Codes on the BSOD?
The only error codes that are on the screen are the stop error messege which read *** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003,0xFFFFFA8009731380,0xFFFFFFA80097315B8, 0xFFFFF80001D3ce10)

Then it goes on to say:
Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 100
Physical memory dump complete.
 

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i tried again this time with a known good hdd with windows installed. The machine boots, the loading windows bar comes up then boom system restarts. After the first go around it loads into the "windows wasn't shut down properly what do you want to do" screen. You can select an option safe mode/lbkgc/start normally. Then as soon as you select option boom system restarts and this repeats until you do a hard shutdown.....any ideas? I was thinking maybe bad ram? what do you guys think?
 

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You can't use a Hdd from another PC that has the OS installed.
Install the original Hdd and attempt to boot from a Linux CD to bypass the Hdd.
 

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You can't use a Hdd from another PC that has the OS installed.
Install the original Hdd and attempt to boot from a Linux CD to bypass the Hdd.
I tried this originally and was getting an error before it would load the kernal, I will try another distribution. The distro that i was trying to use is called Damn Small Linux and it probably wasn't robust enough for this machine because it is rather new and has 6gigs of ram installed, that may have been throwing it off :4-dontkno
 

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Alright, I believe i've gathered some decent information about the issue. I burned another linux distro, this time ubuntu. Whenever the distro loads it does almost the same thing as windows, except with linux being extremely awsome it did not automatically reboot the system. It went into a very limited command line after it stated this:
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BusyBox v1.15.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error
Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs
Anyone have any ideas what could be up with this thing?
 
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