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I built a new computer and when trying to load windows, it gets to the point where it actually starts windows to finish the setup and then after a minute or two the computer just shuts off completely (like the power got cut). It will stay on in BIOS and in Windows safe mode. The problem only occurs when Windows is started normally. System specs: MSI P55-GD55 mobo Intel core i5-750 CPU g.skill 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) gigabyte Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 OCZ StealthXStream 700W PSU Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 7200RPM hard drive

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  • saxman487 May 15, 2010

    I've tried installing Vista and Windows 7. Both end up with the same problem.


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Bad install, most likely related to the default drivers (since it can run in Safe Mode) - either something was corrupted during the process or the disk itself is busted. Try installing with another disk.

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • Azrael SRL May 15, 2010

    Check that in the BIOS every component is correctly identified and configure. Test the pc for a hardware fault by booting from a Linux Live-CD like  While in there test the memory also using memtest.


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  • Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
  • Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
  • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
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COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ (Considering that D is your CD Rom Drive)
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  • Then rebuild the boot configuration boot.ini file by
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    Do not use the repair option in the recovery console.

    Or, if you can get into XP, even safe mode, you can arrange to bypass the
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Something has corrupted the boot information on your hard drive so Windows can't load. This might mean the hard drive itself has failed. but it might also just be a software problem. If you can borrow a Windows installation CD, you can try repairing the software. You didn't give your operating system, so I'm assuming you have XP.

On every Windows XP CD (it doesn't matter which version, Home or Professional, full or upgrade), there is a very handy tool called the Windows Recovery Console. Here is how to try repairing your Windows installation using it:
  1. Put your XP install CD in the drive and restart the computer so it boots from the CD. If your computer isn't set to boot from the CD first, you will need to change the boot order. Watch the screen when the computer starts up. On some systems you can reach a boot menu by pressing the specified key, or you might need to change the boot order by going into BIOS setup. Again, the key to press will be given at startup.
  2. After some time loading files from the CD, the setup program will show a screen saying "Welcome to Setup". Press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. The Recovery Console will list Windows installations it finds and ask which you want to log on to. Usually there is only one installation, so press 1, then ENTER. (Note: At this point, if there are no Windows installations listed or you've gotten other error messages, either your hard drive is bad or your Windows installation has been wiped out, possibly due to a virus. All you can do is try a fresh, full reinstallation of Windows.)
  4. You'll be asked for the Administrator password. Unless you changed it when Windows was working, the password will be blank, so press ENTER. You will see a C:\WINDOWS> prompt.
  5. Enter the command CHKDSK /P and press ENTER. (You don't need to enter the command in capitals, I just did that for readability.)
  6. Let the command do its work. You'll probably see several messages about recovering or repairing errors. When it's finished, the Windows prompt will return.
  7. Type EXIT and press ENTER. Your computer will restart.
  8. Remove the CD so Windows will try starting from the hard drive normally. If the repair was successful, whatever was corrupted will be fixed and Windows will start up properly.
If the repair doesn't work, again it's either hardware (you need a new hard drive, or in some rare cases a new system board) or the Windows software was too damaged for repair and needs to be completely reinstalled.

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Glad to hear you have your OS disc handy... let's try this:

Insert your XP CD and when it asks if you want to boot from the CD, press any key (ENTER) to do so. When asked, press ENTER ("To setup Windows XP now") and follow these steps...

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press "R"
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press "F3".
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console". You Do Not want to load the Recovery Console.
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press "R" to start the repair.
((Note: If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2! ))

Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and at some point the system will reboot. When this happens, you want to now allow the system to boot from the hard disk but leave the CD in the drive. So do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Hope that helps.
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