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Why Does My Laptop Keep Shutting Down During Installation Of Windows Xp Pro?

Hi everyone,

I put in the xp pro disk, and start up and then press any key and it loads up and i agree and then as it keeps going to selecting the partition, etc, all of a sudden my computer just shuts down, everytime i do it, it just shuts down, my power is fine, my battery is fine, but i dont know why itkeeps shutting down? is there something blocking it from letting me to install xp pro? or could it be an internal problem? i.e. memory etc? i'm not sure, please help, thanks

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cutting off the head doesn't solve the head ache you know. so far linux runs then the problem should be something really small so have u tried another install disc? also during installation try and remove any unnecessary hardware windows is funny you know. and linux isn't that terrible that u can't use it as your primary os

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I have tried this,but all to no avail;

Case 1: Replace Linux with Windows

- First pretend to re-installing Linux. When you get to the disk partitioning stage;

- Delete the existing partition and commit the operation to free up the disk space.

- Quit the installation process.

- Now try installing Windows.

Actually i'm using a siemens notebook with a 40G hard disk, 1GB RAM, the processor is AMD Athlon 64. Initially,i installed windows first then linux came second.After a few months the system developed this terrible problem. From the looks of things i might have to put the system up for sale.What do u think?

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Dude whatever u do put ur Hard Disk into consideration because there is no use stuffing disk with operating software and not having enough space for your main needs.

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i think what happened was that xp refused to load on his pc then in frustration he installed linux.@ahmed hw's ur backup coming?

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Sounds like a partition problem to me. If you've previously installed Linux on the same machine as you said then it might be that you have installed it on the entire drive which means your HD is formatted to ext2 or ext3 which Windows ain't friends with.

I don't understand exactly what you're trying to achieve: maybe you want to a create a Linux & Windows dual boot or replace your Linux with Windows. Either case you'll need to have a free space for the second OS. It's advisable to install Windows before Linux if you're attempting to have two OSs. Here's my suggestion:

Case 1: Replace Linux with Windows

- First pretend to re-installing Linux. When you get to the disk partitioning stage;

- Delete the existing partition and commit the operation to free up the disk space.

- Quit the installation process.

- Now try installing Windows.

Case 2: Linux and Windows Dual Boot

- Use a Partitioning (PartitionMagic in Windows) software to create free space for the second OS (Do not format the free space in any way!)

- Then install the second OS ensuring that you've selected the OS to be installed on the free space.

If you are attempting to create a dual boot situation and you've already installed Linux I'm afraid you might have to perform these two steps (i.e First replace Linux with Windows before installing Linux).

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Thats rather strange and annoying as well.

Is your system a Laptop or a Desktop?

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What's you processor model and what the speed, Give some informations about your laptop. Not all boards can supports advanced windows. Try to give features.

With that, help will be easier.

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try another Installation CD i.e XP home edition, if it installs, upgrade to XP pro.

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