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Windows XP Shutdown during install.

Hi, I am trying to install windows xp professional on a partition on my laptop. At random points during the install it shuts down my computer. It usually shuts down at loading Keyboard layout dll thing after it says starting windows. I have re-tried and got to the point of formatting my Partition to NTFS. Why is this problem happening? I have an HP G60 120US laptop currently running windows vista home premium.

Thank you, all help is appreciated.

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Usually heat related.

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You didn't reveal if Vista was working or not. A recent discussion about installing on this (?) model found issues with installing from the CD/DVD drive. The member claims they were able to install from an USB memory stick.

Small things that matter. Must be a XP SP2 or better XP CD. Must not be a XP CD from another PC maker. That is you can't use your average XP CD from HP unless it was for the G60.
Bob

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It is a boxed copy of Windows xp pro for any computer, Vista works fine. I just hate it for gaming...

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Did this laptop arrive with Vista pre-installed?

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I'm just wondering if a new Vista capable machine no longer supports XP. What do the makers of the laptop say about downgrading to XP?

Mark

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That's it.

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"a boxed copy of Windows xp pro for any computer"

Remember where details mattered? No SP2 so that's a problem.

I offered how they got around the issue by installing from an USB memory stick. I bet an USB CD/DVD drive might work too.

The details matter. Also since this is a SATA HARD DISK, you would have done something to handle that. Which method did you use?
Bob

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It is a new CD with service pack 3, it is a 32-bit corporate edition. I am not downgrading this is a dual boot. I have dual booted this machine to this exact CD before. Now it just shuts down my computer. HP says that this operation should work fine. Maybe it's the fact that the disk is formatted to NTFS 6.0 (from vista). Might it need to be formatted to XP's NTFS 5.1?

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it is a 32-bit corporate edition.

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Then you are in luck. Such editions due to their cost come with stellar support.

Use that support.
Bob

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