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Windows 7: My PC keeps shutting down while trying to install Windows 7

21 Oct 2010   #21
gregrocker

 

Can't you boot the WIn7 DVD, press Shift F10 to open a command line to wipe the HD using tutorial I posted?

If you have no computer you can use to burn a memtest86 CD, then run the Memory Test on the DVD Repair console's Recovery Tools list shown here: System Recovery Options


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22 Oct 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post


Try wiping the HD to install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Hello onetime969, welcome to Seven Forums!

You don't need an installed Windows to do this, just boot to diskpart as listed in the tutorial.
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22 Oct 2010   #23
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I can not get that far into the installation before the computer shuts off. Altogether my computer isnt even up for 15 seconds before the shutdown. This issue occurs before I am ever at a screen where i can select anything.
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22 Oct 2010   #24
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I ran the memory test off the windows cd and after 7 passes on extended mode it found no erros last night. Issue is happening with 2 different HDD's. Both are brand new with nothing on them. CMOS has been reset several times. BIOS finds everything w/o a problem.
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22 Oct 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

Try another PSU. You can borrow or buy one to see if it solves the issue.

Make sure you get one powerful enough for your rig: Psu calculator

If you call ahead and find a time when they're not busy, the Geek Squad will plug in their PSU for you to see if the problem solves. If so just buy a new one there for $50 or shop online for a better price.
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22 Oct 2010   #26
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Will do. Do you really think a 650w diablotec cant run 1 HDD, a DVD burner, and the MB tho? or just a faulty unit?
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22 Oct 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

Find out by swapping in another PSU long enough to see.
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23 Oct 2010   #28
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I want to thank you for the assistance, a new power supply fixed the issue. I am RMA'ing the old one on Monday.
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23 Oct 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Glad it helped.
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23 Oct 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found the issue and thanks for the update.
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