I wish to help a friend with a power issue going on with his notebook. The machine is an HP Pavilion zd8000 running Windows XP SP2. Basically, this machine shuts itself off after about 10 minutes of being on. The power button has to be pressed again to start it back u p.
Of possible merit, I do want to mention some observations made when I first powered this notebook on. The machine did beep 2 times and gave the following information. Intel 4, 3.2 GH chip, 511M System RAM Passed, System BIOS shadowed, Video BIOS shadowed, Fixed Disk 0: Toshiba MK8025GAS, ATAPI CDROM RW/DVD. Following these technical statistics, I further noted Error 0271: Check date and time settings... Warning: 0251: System CMOS checksum bad-Default configuration used. Press F1 to resume, F10 to Setup. At any rate, when I pressed F1, none of this happened again on the 2nd and subsequent startups of the notebook. At this point, the only issue is the power shutdown.
In closing, I look forward to reviewing any input given to this post in addition to any possible resourceful links to troubleshooting this issue.
Thanks in advance for any help given.