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HP Pavilion 752N shutting down issue

I have a HP Pavilion 752N that keeps shutting down during installation of windows xp. Has a new power supply. System shuts down, but hard drive and power supply are still running. CPU fan turns off. Could this be a cpu/motherboard heating problem? Or maybe the PS ... even though it's new? Thanks!

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  • p1234 Feb 08, 2008


    I have HP Pavilion 752n. Lately, I noticed that the computer shuts down suddenly. I noticed that the processor fan had lot of dust. I cleaned the dust and installed it. The fan still stops suddenly and then computer shuts down.

    Thermal grease is also present between processor and fan heat sink.

    Did anyone have this issue? Please suggest solution.

    Appreciate your help

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    same problem, computer shuts down, cpu fan stops, HDD and power supply still spin.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    same problem and no solution

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    press power button fan momentarily starts system totally shuts down



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Having same problem

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Ive had the same problem with an hp 533w pavilion... ive even replaced the power supply with a higher wattage (from 200w to 300w) and replaced the hard drive thinking it was a problem with windows or a virus. now im trying to install Fedora on the new hard drive and it shuts down in the middle of installation with the ps and hd still running... any suggestions?

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Make sure graphics cards and RAM are secure, now unplug the power and switch the power button on, your led's will flash and die. now find the battery (flat) taking this out will resert the BIOS! check the power lead (red)(black)(black)(yellow) to the HDD(s) and switch it with the CD or optical devices. same voltage etc... as a 'short; in a power line will cause the failsafes to 'hardhill' the computer (shutdown). now: replace the battery and check all power, SATA OR IDE/0 cables are in securely the cooling fans spin effortlessly! and that the fans are plugged in securely. also check for and loose debry, washers etc on the motherboard. now plug the power back in and listen for a faint hum and high pitched (very soft tho) sound from the power supply, this is the sound of capacitors filling/charging. now power up the computer with the XP disk inside and hit the "del" button in the POST (if there is a startup logo hit "tab" first) this will take you to the boot menu. select boot from cd (xp) and hit enter. delete the existing partitions, format in NTFS and let it do its thing! if problems still occur try setting the BIOS TO "failsafe defaults" in the POST too. good luck as always!

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More information is required for an acurate answer such as at what point during install the computer crashes. This could be a problem with the power supply. the 3 volt rail can fail and still allow the 12 volt rail which runs the hdd to continue running. Try unplugging any periferals that are unneeded for install(internal cards and external devices) as hardware\software conflicts between devices and their chipsets can cause anomolous problems during install.

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What kind of power supply is it? its it from hp or a 3 party? how many watts does it have just send me your computer specs to [email protected] so i can check it out

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