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Pc shuts down during windows xp install

I have a new barebone system I put together myself. I am able to get into BIOS settings and everything is okay till I try to install my OS.
It will go as far as the first restart, then my pc shuts down and when I reboot, it starts windows installation all over. Everything is new and I have a good knowledge of pc hardware and installation. I have removed the RAM, one by one, rebooted and had the same problem. I have double checked all connectors and everything is installed correctly.

CPU - amd socket am2x2 5800+ /3.00GHz (new)
Heatsink and fan ( new )

HD - Seagate SATA 80gb ( new )

Memory - Kingston DDR2 pc2-5300 667MHz 4gb ( 4@ 1GB ) ( new )

Generic Power supply 450W ( new )

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  • chuck Feb 27, 2009

    Thank you I will try that

  • chuck Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you very much for the help. I feel so dumb, I should have thought of setting it back to boot from the HD. That fixed it and everything is working good.

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One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
hope this helps

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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Hi!

Easy problem to solve my freind:)
Do like this, start the installation as you did before, when your pc restarts, get in to bios again and change the first boot from cd/dvd to the HDD. That will solve your instalation problem:)

Good luck to you
Please take a moment and rate my help for you

Nic

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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    Nicolas Feb 27, 2009

    Pls do, i know it will work fien for you:)

    Let me know how it goes



    Nic

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Feb 28, 2009

    U welcome my friend, im glad that it worked out for you:)



    Nic

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