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When I insert a cd in my cd-rom my PC switches off

Hi, need help with my PC

When my PC is on and I insert a disk, it reboots. I formated my hard drive using another PC and tried to install my XP Service Pack 2, it tries to boot from the disk and then restarts over and over again.

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  • mmsibi Jan 12, 2009

    I change the power supply and it worked like the charm...

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Ok. My first option would be to change the power supply. That might be causing your problems. I have had one strange case where the pc would reboot when pressing the eject button, and it turned out to be the RAM... weird, but replacing the RAM solved it.

Try it with a bigger power supply, also perhaps with another CD-rom. If that doesn't work, try another CD, another HDD. If none of these things work, ask me again, and we'll take it from there! :)

(Make sure your boot priority is right, so that CD-Rom is above HDD, you can change this in the CMOS settings)

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Want to know how to format a computer hard drive?Need to learn how to format your computer and start with a clean slate? Formatting a disk prepares the surface of the drive to accept and store data. Computers are often formatted before they are sold, donated, or returned to an employer. Likewise, computers with viruses or errors can be formatted and returned to their "out of the box" settings.




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How to Format Computer Quick Links:
How to Format a Computer with Windows XP
How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, & ME
Wipe All Data Before Formatting
Reinstall Windows XP
Reinstall Windows 95, 98, & ME
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After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue installing Windows.





How to Format a Computer with Windows 95, 98, or ME
To reinstall Windows, you will need a Startup Diskette and a Windows Installation CD.

Download the Startup Diskette Creator

Note: We recommend using the Startup Diskette available on this page. Other Windows Startup Diskettes may not work with the following steps.
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Select option #1 - Start the computer with CD-ROM support.


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