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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    im trying to fix my wifes pc. its all ****ed up so i was going to re-install windows but when i try to install windows xp it just shuts the pc down :mad: and it dont just shut it down i have to turn the power supply off then turn it back on then i can turn the pc back on. i have put another power supply in and it still dose it. also if i just let it go into the fubared version of windows it will run for days without shutting off. i can play graphics intensive games and it will run and not shut down so its not overheating. i have also cleaned the dust out of it as well.
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Can you recover the files and do a clean install?

    Are you trying to install XP over the current install?
     
  3. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Don't try to install over the old one...wipe it then install fresh.
     
  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    yes i was trying to do a fresh install. i got it fixed now i ended up having to take the hard drive out and put it in as a slave in mine and reformat it that way. then i was able to put it back in hers and do a clean install :D
     

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