Hi. My wife has a Windows vista, SP2 32bit computer which has been sluggish for months - sometimes really bad, other times just a nuissance.
Yesterday I was trying to install Catalyst AMD suite for my video card, and teh installation got partway through and said installation failed.
The installer wouldn't let me click it closed, and CTL ALT DEL didn't bring me to windows manager, so I had to do a hard shutdown with the powerbutton, which is often the only way to shut that computer.
Following that, I've gotten several blue screens of death.
I took out the hard drive and transferred all the important data to this computer.
Found the old Windows Vista disks and thought I'd do a fresh install since the system had been having problems anyway. Was able to boot into safemode - but computer then shuts down fairly quickly (within 5-60 seconds or so) and this is now happening every time.
The fan is running and doesn't feel particularly hot in case, though happy to check temp if someone could tell me how - that is, if I can boot into safe mode with network connection - and didn't shut down before download /; instsall of software finished.
Any advice would be much appreciated. (Note - I had also scanned the hard drive to see if it had a problem, and on 3 separate occasions, the computer powered itself down part way through the test (though everything had passed up till that point). I scanned the hard drive when it was connected to my other computer (via BlacX by thermaltake) - and didn't find any problems.
Thanks for any help.