Bad motherboard

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Please help me anyone. Can a bad motherboard cause my computer to shut down and restart over and over again. Yet in safe mode it will stay on forever. I have a Compaq Presario, 1999, Windows 98 second edition and have been told I can not get a motherboard for it. Does that sound right?

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Please help me anyone. Can a bad motherboard cause my computer to shut down and restart over and over again. Yet in safe mode it will stay on forever. I have a Compaq Presario, 1999, Windows 98 second edition and have been told I can not get a motherboard for it. Does that sound right?

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In SAFE mode only basic drivers, etc are loaded and that is why it is OK.

Restart pressing F8 repeatedly until you see the option - start in safe mode one driver, etc at a time.

See what item fails to start.

It is usually a corrupted driver, etc from my previous experience, but also the OS might need to be reinstalled or repaired.