Originally Posted by SHAWN
1. Dumb question. Is it plugged in?
2. Try your install without the battery.
3. Tryout the check disk and new media. Let us know how that goes.
Yes, it will only run off the AC adapter. The battery is shot.
I've now tried (3) different HDDs now and still get the SAME result.
I've downloaded Ultimate Boot Disk and ran many, many diagnostic tests. All hardware checked out just fine.
I did CPU, RAM burn-in tests, several different HDD scans/tests and ALL check out.
I used different XP CDs as well. These CDs worked fine on other installs.
STILL SHUTS DOWN w/7-9 minutes to go!!
Now what ??????