Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:30 PM
I'm helping a friend fix his desktop computer but we are unable to boot into Windows. During the boot process, it will power down. Sometimes it gets to the "Starting Windows" message (Windows 7 Enterprise) but then the computer will promptly turn off. No errors, no beeps from the mother board. Here's what I've tried and I'm out of ideas:
During the boot process, I've tried Safe Mode and Last Good Known Configuration but both result in the same outcome... the computer will power down during boot.
I've removed the hard drive and installed a brand new hard drive. When I try to boot to the Windows 7 CD, I get the "Loading Windows Files" message and then the computer will power off at some point during the loading process.
What else can I try? I can't even boot into Windows to see what the heck is going on.
Thanks in advance!