Solutions to Automatic Reboot Problems in Windows® XP
What are the various rebooting issues in Windows XP?
Windows XP is one of the well-known Operating Systems from Windows. It offers new features to the users to improve the productivity. Even though this system comes with many advanced features, you could experience some sort of issues in it after long usage. The common issues related to rebooting are continuous rebooting, slow rebooting, blue screen, black screen etc. The main one among them is the issue related to continuous rebooting. Even the reasons are different; it is actually annoying to the user. It may cause various issues such as system crash, data loss etc. One of the main reasons behind this issue is the issues in the hardware. If any of the hardware in the system becomes incompatible with the underlying system requirements or if that gets damaged, the system would definitely reboot continuously. Incompatible drivers are also another reason behind the rebooting issue in the Windows XP system. The presence of malware and registry issues are some of the other reasons.
- Fix the hardware
- Remove malware
- Restart the system in safe mode
Fix the hardware
If the system starts to show any of the issues during rebooting after installing any of the hardware, the reason might be the hardware itself. So, you need to check all the hardware connected to the system. First, you need to check the RAM sticks in the system. If that stick is corrupted or not located correctly, you may get an error message on your system and the system would begin to restart. This may also happen in the hard disk. You could run any of the software to address all these kind of issues.
If the Windows XP system contains malware, that would also affect the system rebooting. There are many malware that could enter the Operating System and mess with the system files. A malware called bar311.exe is the reason behind the continuous system rebooting. You could check this with the command prompt. If the system reboots itself after typing the cmd command, that implies the presence of malware inside the system. The best solution to this issue is to run a proper antimalware and to properly update the existing antimalware software in your system.
Safe mode restarting is one of the simplest methods to resolve the issues during rebooting. You could use the 'F8' key to restart the system in safe mode. Then you need to wait until the system boots up completely and your Windows is stable. If the system does not reboot in this safe mode, the reason would be some of the faulty software inside the system. If it keeps rebooting even in the safe mode, the reason would be any of the damaged hardware in the system. So you need to fix those software and hardware first to resolve the issue.