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During Win XP Pro install, computer shuts down

by Dutrie / January 19, 2007 3:26 AM PST

This is a computer I am building.
Gigabyte 81945GZME RH Socket 775 Motherboard
SeaSonic Super 400 PS
Pentium D 830 3.0 ghz 800 FSB; Ultra Fire P4 CPU cooler
US Modular 1024 PC 4200 DDR2 533mhz ran
Western Digital 160 gig HD
HP CD Writer and others
No other cards or peripherals are installed.

Installing Windows XP Pro SP1 from the orignial CD

Turning on the machine, the boot goes normally. The memory is correct and the HD and CD are recognized. Windows Setup begins from the CD.
While loading the setup files, the machine just turns off. No error message, no blue screen, nothing. It just shuts down.

It does not stop at the same place (same file)while loading the setup files. It varies.

I have swaped CD readers, checked all the power connections, checked and rechecked the IDE cables, and tried the memory stick in the other memory slot (there are only two memory slots). I do not have another 533mhz memory stick to swap to try that. I only have 800 mhz and 333mhz from other computers. Could I use one of those to see if it is a memory problem??

Any ideas whatis going on?

Thanks

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XP Pro install, computer shuts down
by Dutrie / January 19, 2007 3:33 AM PST

Just another note, I did use thermal compound when placing the cooler on the CPU.

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Do you have the W.D. diagnostics disk?
by retired / January 19, 2007 3:38 AM PST

I would run that first to eliminate a problem with the HDD, also make sure the CPU heat sink fan is turning properly and that you applied enough thermal heat sink goop.

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XP Pro install shuts down
by Dutrie / January 19, 2007 4:23 AM PST

Thanks for the reply.

I removed the CPU cooler to check if I applied enough thermal grease.
Boy, do I feel like a dumb s**t!! I was in too much of a hurry and forgot to remove the protective layer from the copper on the bottom of the heatsink. I am lucky I didn't burn out the CPU. If I had made a mistake like a few years ago with an older machine, I would have.


Maybe others will learn from my stupid mistake.
TAKE YOUR TIME!!
Setup is going fine now.

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