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#1 PoweredByGoogle

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:11 AM

Hello, when ever I turn on my computer it always turned off right after it passes the bios screen. I'm trying to install Xp it boots off the cd and gets to the part where you choose the spot to install it then without me doing anything it turns off. It is fine when you are in the bios settings it never shuts off in the bios. Any Ideas?


History: Just replaced the DC Jack. Before that I have not used the computer for a year. Has vista installed on the hard drive because I was using it in another computer but I want to install xp on it. bios settings are default

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:54 AM

Does the hard drive still have Vista installed?
Have you tried formatting the hard drive with a 3rd party utility (to include deleting all the partitions and then recreating them)?
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:56 AM

I tried that but the computer just restarts at random points while installing the os or formatting ect.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:02 AM

You could also try updating your bios.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:29 AM

You cant install new bios for my computer from cd drive thats all it has

it stays on longer if you just sit in the bios but it still turns off

turns off if you try to install os or just try to boot with no os

im not able to install xp

tried with battery in and out.


any idea?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 03:54 AM

hi sorry pbg I can't help ya, infact looking for some help with same sort of thing!

My Friend is running xp and for a while now the computer has been super slow but for some reason now likes to turn its self off, now it will do it after about 4 mins of being on line! She has also noticed that it only happens on her side of the computer (she has a sign in for herself and one for her daughter) she can browse with no problems on her daughters sign in. Why is this? and what can I do to fix it. I should point out I'm just your avarage Jo so I might get lost with big words!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:57 AM

For original poster:

You can download a utility from the hard drive manufacturer...do a low-level format (which will eliminate anything on the hard drive)...then reboot and try to do the XP install.

You can open the system and look at the hard drive installed to see which manufacturer applies.

My guess would be that your file system is messed up.

I would do all of these things with the laptop plugged in.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 02:43 PM

Or you can still update your bios using a usb drive. I did myself but you have to look if your board accepts flashing using usb drive.
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