Computer shuts off when I go to install windows... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-19-2008, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

Hey well pretty much I set my computer to boot from the CD, and when it goes through it's list of things on XP and says "to install XP press enter" I press enter and nothing happens, and then it shuts off.

ABITIP35E board, Q6600 processor, ballistix ram 2X1GB...


Just wonderin WTF to do!!
__________________

gsteffens is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

Are you sure it isnt overheating? Are you sure the RAM, CPU, heatsink are all on there right? Id all the wires on right? Do you have enough power from the PSU?
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

how do I check for an overheating issue? the cpu and heat sink are on tight. How do I know if I have enough power?
gsteffens is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

Use a online Power Calculator to see if you have enough power to work the stuff. Are you running a GFX card or just onboard video? What is the PSU rated at? What kind of PSU?

If you do not have any BIOS tools to check the temps you will not get anywhere. Most tools will run from within Windows.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

I have an antec 550W PSU. Yes I have a 8800 GTS G92, and all the components were reccomended on this board.
gsteffens is offline  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

oh darn it says i'm running at 97 degrees C at the CPU, wtf could be wrong I have the heat sink on tight as can be...
gsteffens is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

What about the Thermal Paste? Did you apply enough? Too much?
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

well it came with paste on it. I just tried re seating the heat sink. Am I the only one that things that push pin style is retarded?
gsteffens is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

Well i dont know. I will move this to the Hardware area so you can get dedicated support to this subject.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 05-20-2008, 12:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Millbrook, IL
Posts: 174
Default Re: Computer shuts off when I go to install windows...

YUSS! I re seated it and now windows is installing. We will see what happens from here... BTW I really appreciate you responding so quick. This forum us A+!
__________________

gsteffens is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows as shut down to prevent damge to your computer xXxexpertxXx Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 33 05-19-2008 12:13 PM
Linux Easy To Install And Maintain As Compared To Windows rockaway Linux and Open Source 12 04-04-2008 11:40 PM
Windows xp pro clean install poetry8 Microsoft Windows and Software 12 11-20-2007 12:49 PM
Can't Install Windows to Hard Drive waytoosmall Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 06-19-2007 04:20 PM
A Computer Building Guide.....by Elbatrop1 Elbatrop1 System Upgrades 31 04-07-2007 08:26 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.