HP Laptop shuts down while booting XP install CD
Posted on 2009-05-03
Hello Experts. I am trying to reinstall an HP NX6125 laptop which i just acquired used. I popped in the CD and did a full format. somewhere between format and copying it just switched off. I had walk away to get a drink and found it off. I tried booting again to restart the format and I shut down again while loading setup files. I tried this 3 times or so. I tried multiple cds. At this point of course windows wont boot as its been half formatted. I then popped in the ubuntu cd and it loaded and installed - this is fine. But, I want XP so I tried again and same thing - it shuts down at some random point while loading the cd files. I then suspected the hard drive and popped in a spin rite cd but again at some point during the scan it shuts down. Any ideas on what this could be?