[HLUG] Weird one.....
joolsr1 at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 29 22:21:32 UTC 2009
> Yup - it shuts down.
See what the bios reports the temp as as soon as you reboot it after it
It could be overheating . Otherwsie possibly a dodgy PSU? Odd though
that Linux is ok on here, usually its more exacting on a pc's
peripherals than Windows I've found.
> I actually have two versions of XP - the original XP disc for the PC
> and I now have brand new recovery discs from HP.....still no avail...
> Paul Stenning wrote:
>> Try a different CD-ROM drive if you can, or try making a copy of the
>> Windows CD and installing from that. I suspect the drive can't read
>> part of the CD for some reason.
>> When you say "bombs out" does it crash, give an error or just appear
>> to freeze? If it's just appearing to freeze, leave it 20 minutes or
>> so to make sure it really has frozen and isn't just on a go-slow.
>> Meijin wrote:
>>> I'm still struggling with trying to get Windows XP back on someone's
>>> laptop (and no they don't want Ubuntu - I've tried !)
>>> I can quite happily put Ubuntu onto the machine and it will run fine
>>> and happy.
>>> However, I cannot get XP back onto it as the install bombs out,
>>> usually about 25% of the way through (during file copies)
>>> I've tried a different hard disk just in case Ubuntu was less fussy
>>> about drive errors than Windows, but to no avail....
>>> I'm a little stumped to say the least.
>>> Anyone experienced anything similar and able to offer advice ?
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