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I am trying to format my laptop, i insert Bootable CD in CDrom, machine boots, loads all the drivers, while loading windows setup. machine shuts down..please help me with this problem.

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  • shamukesh79 Apr 24, 2009

    i am using Compaq pressrio model v2624tu. i want to install windows xp

  • shamukesh79 Apr 24, 2009

    the power cable is ok. cd is correct, as i have even installed XP on many machines..

  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    you also might clean the air ducts for the CPU, if they get clogged with dust, they will cause similar shutdowns shortly after startupas the laptop overheats.

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    Jeff Strader May 11, 2010

    Is the power cable plugged into the wall socket while you are trying this OR are you running stickly from batteries?

  • gurpreet kapoor May 11, 2010

    what laptop ur using?name and model no. and wht os ur going to install?

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There are many possibilities that would create this problem.  Can you try to install Windows on a seperate machine with the same disk? This would tell you whether the disk has been corrupted or not.  If this option is not available, I would suggest cleaning the disk well and trying again.  Again, there are many possibilities.  Your power supply may be inadequate or beginning to fail, you may have hard drive errors causing the shutdown.  The possibilities are numerous and hard to pinpoint without more information.  Check to see that your installation CD is not corrupted first.

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  • Tim Hallman Apr 24, 2009

    Try resetting your BIOS before your next installation attempt.  You can find instructions for doing so in your laptop manual, or by visiting the manufacturer's website.  Most likely you are experiencing a hardware conflict which could be the result of BIOS settings.  Resetting your BIOS will restore factory defualt settings and should correct your problem.  If this does not work, please try to be more specific as to when during the installation process your laptop shuts down.  thanks.

  • Tim Hallman Apr 24, 2009

    Please keep in mind...there is a difference between flashing your BIOS and resetting it.  Flashing your BIOS can be dangerous and can permantly damage your computer.  I would recommend resetting your CMOS (BIOS) first.

  • Tim Hallman Apr 24, 2009

    One last thought as I will not be available later.... Please remove any hardware such as wifi cards, and unplug any printers and disconnect any USB cords before attempting your next installation.

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Flash the bios to get the sata native support option in ur bios & DISABLE THAT then u will be able to install xp

us nlite method software to flash bios.before it download the latest bios from compaq site.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • gurpreet kapoor Apr 24, 2009

    check first whether u have sata native support. if it is there then no need to flash bios. jsut disable it.

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