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New Computer Shuts Off Booting Xp Pro


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#1 Fred91

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

I built a new computer (my 2nd) and am trying to boot from the XP Professional disk and after about 2 minutes - the computer shuts off. When I turn the computer back on - it goes off again faster and faster. I have tried changing power supplies - but it keeps happening. I have a 500w power supply - an Intel Core 2 2.66 chip - a Gigabyte S series MB and a 500 GB sata hard drive. Everything appears to be connected right...HELP !

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:25 PM

If you mean that you are trying to install XP on a new system...the best suggestion I can give is...just go back and start from the beginning on the connections because something is not right.

If you are saying that you can actually get a POST and get into the BIOS...and boot from the optical drive...but XP cannot load from the CD to memory...maybe you need to take a look at your memory.

At what point in the install process...does the system give up? Two minutes doesn't tell any of us very much, other than I think it takes about 5 min for XP to read from the CD to memory.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:00 AM

It gets past the first few "blue screens" in the install - it gets past the bios screen and then the whole system shuts down. When I hit the power button again - it shuts down much quicker than the time before and then after a few more times turning it on - it shuts down in 3-5 seconds. If I leave it alone for about half an hour and then try again it again - it runs for about 2-3 minutes again - gets through the first few install screens and then it shuts down again. I reinstalled my memory and checked all plugs numerous times...

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:47 AM

Sounds to me like overheating, new system or not.

Have you checked to see that all fans are running properly?

Does your attempted install actually copy any files to memory and then the hard drive?

No error messages of any sort, no explanation for the shutdown?

You've tried both PSes on a different computer?

You've removed the memory and put it back?

You've verified that all connections...are proper?

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Edited by hamluis, 29 February 2008 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:12 PM

Did you remember the thermal compound? If you used a thermal pad, did you take the paper off of it?
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#6 Fred91

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:51 PM

Sounds to me like overheating, new system or not.

Have you checked to see that all fans are running properly? Yes - they are.

Does your attempted install actually copy any files to memory and then the hard drive? Don't know - hwo can you tell ?

No error messages of any sort, no explanation for the shutdown? No

You've tried both PSes on a different computer? No- haven't had tim eyet - but could BOTH PSes be bad ?

You've removed the memory and put it back? Yes

You've verified that all connections...are proper? Yes

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:52 PM

I didn't use thermal compound - I read that if you use the CPU cooler that came with the chip - you don't need to...I didn't on my last build.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:34 PM

If you are trying to install Windows...certain steps take place once the CD is accessed.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

I didn't use thermal compound - I read that if you use the CPU cooler that came with the chip - you don't need to...I didn't on my last build.

Don't know where you heard that but I would say that's bad information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_grease
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Edited by garmanma, 29 February 2008 - 06:15 PM.

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