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My Computer turns off when I install OS

By krazieme8
Jan 6, 2010
  1. I formatted my hard disk to install new copy of OS. When the OS loads installation files my computer shuts down.. what is the problem? Is it a hardware issue?

    Please help me tnx!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Power supply?
     
  3. krazieme8

    krazieme8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i don't think so because there is power..
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Computer power supplies have several separate voltage outputs. If just one of these drop out, it can cause a computer to shut down for no reason. Why are you reinstalling the operating system?
     
  5. krazieme8

    krazieme8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Corrupted Windows files and virus..I've tried repairing the installation but it doesn't work. Tried recovery console..
     
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    have you tested your psu with a tester tool and multimeter under load?
     
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    This might indicate a bad hard drive too
     
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