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Compaq presario r3000 amd athlon laptop cuts off after 10 minutes

I just installed a 250 gig hard drive and 2 gigs memory. the laptop never cut off before but when formatting the had drive partition it shuts down after 10 minutes everytime. what can i do to prevent this. I cannot install windows XP on it when it continues to do this.

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From my experience this might be one of two things...

if it's shutting down while you're installing windows, i'm thinking you might have a problem with the motherboard channel for your CD drive. i saw this happen to a computer at work - we couldn't install windows because it cut off halfway through and blue screened on us.

it might also be a case of a bad hard drive, if you have any testing utility like drive fitness test i'd give that a shot. it sounds like a new one, but they're bad out of the box sometimes.

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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