Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:19 PM
Just thought I would throw in my two cents. I'm an an a+ tech, and I have the same model HP notebook. It was used when I got it, and it had the same problem when I tried to reinstall windows xp pro. It seems that the CPU fan was not running... The system was overheating the processor and shutting it down during the install. On mine I used a little unorthodox method of cooling it off during the install process.
I turned on my ac in the house "central heat and ac" and placed the computer on the vent during the install process to keep it cool. After XP was fully installed, no more problems with the processor overheating. Voila. A great laptop without the fuss of replacing parts!!!!
Hopefully this will be of some help.