A power failure killed my PSU in a Windows XP machine. It would not power up. It is an older HP pavillion m7590n.
I replaced the PSU and it now powers up, goes to the windows XP splash screen for about 2 seconds, then goes to blue screen of death for about 1/4 to 1/2 of a second, and restarts. It stays in this continual loop.
I have unhooked all additional cards/drives/etc except the video card and primary hard drive. Still same issue occurs.
The blue screen doesn't stay on the screen long enough before it restarts. I tried to find the setting in the bios for this, but don't see anything. I can get into BIOS successfully, and also I can get into programs on the "system restore partition" e.g. PC doctor utility (all tests complete successfully).
EDIT - I was able to disable automatic restart on system failure so that I could see the blue screen. It reads as follows:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
Again, all tests (including disk tests) within PC Doctor completed successfully. Not sure what to try next and looking for help.