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Old 11-11-2004, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a mates pc which had problems, kept rebooting. Norton said it had some viruses so have reformatted the HD and trying to install xp but pc keeps switching off half way through install when xp is copying files to the disk. Have run Memtest and passed ok, Any other checks I could try ?

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a similar problem. It turned out I had a bad stick of RAM, even though it passed all of the RAM tests. try switching your RAM and see if that doesn't fix the problem.

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Old 11-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When does it stop? During detection of hardware or while copying files?
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Might also be a failing power supply. I recently had a problem with my new system rebooting at random times and I did find out it was bad RAM, even though it passed Memtest.
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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try zero fill the drive then reformat
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks everyone.
Got sorted in the end by swapping RAM from my PC ito his and it installed xp in 20mins and was running all night last night.
So he's off to buy a new stick


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Old 11-12-2004, 03:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try this see if the Dc switch on the back of the power supply is set correctly. I ran into this problem once and that was the solution

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