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HP Laptop shuts down while booting XP install CD

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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?
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