Exceedingly strange boot problem

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Exceedingly strange boot problem

Postby pastrybot » Thu May 14, 2009 10:26 pm UTC

We have a large batch of laptops failing in clusters. Starting out with twenty, the laptops started failing randomly around the same time. The laptops would start booting into windows xp, but then reboot midway through and get stuck in a series of reboots. A reimage temporarily solved things, but then they'd fail again. None had memory problems.

Tech support and I are both stumped.
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Re: Exceedingly strange boot problem

Postby AJR » Thu May 14, 2009 11:26 pm UTC

Are the laptops doing automatic software updates? If so, have you tried either disabling the updates or applying any that are being selected one at a time? The symptoms that you've described would certainly make me look in that direction.

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Re: Exceedingly strange boot problem

Postby pastrybot » Fri May 15, 2009 1:55 am UTC

Not sure about that, can't look at settings since they're locked down by an administrator (teacher can't access either)
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