Unexpected Shutdown during WinXP Install

By DjSiXpAcK14 ยท 7 replies
Jun 13, 2006
  1. Hey guys,

    I just got all these parts for a pretty nice PC, and I finally got everything hooked up and working, except for this problem:

    When I try to install Windows, after it boots to the installer, it shuts down out of nowhere sometime during the process. It picks random times to shut down. Sometimes after formatting, sometimes while loading drivers, etc.

    Here are the parts:
    Asus P5ND2 - SLI Motherboard
    Pentium Extreme 3.67Ghz CPU
    650W Enermax PSU
    Dual eVGA nVidia 7900GT KO 256MB VGUs
    1GB G'Skill 240pin DDR2 533Mhz Memory
    ZALMAN water cooling system
    2 HDDs
    2 DVD ROMs.

    I've checked in the BIOS to assure constant CPU and Mobo temperature, and it was. I've plugged in only one HDD and one DVD ROM only to get the same problem, then switched the units to no avail.

    I've got another 3 case fans running, and another cooling device on one of my HDDs. I just can't figure out what to do!

    Can someone help me out?
  2. vidkid1

    vidkid1 TS Rookie


    Do you notice that it shuts down at a particular interval? Like does it seem like it's around 11 minutes all the time? Or is it more random?
  3. DjSiXpAcK14

    DjSiXpAcK14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope. I would almost venture to say I've never seen it shut down at the same time as another time.
  4. vidkid1

    vidkid1 TS Rookie


    May be a memory problem. Some bad RAM . . . and bad shrimp, ghhhwgh. Can you swap RAM from somewhere? You've got quite alot of fans there cooling your box, so I dunno. Is it possible that the heat threashold may be set as too low, causing any warm up to shut down? Ill think of other stuff . . . . thinking . . . . . thinking . . . .
  5. DjSiXpAcK14

    DjSiXpAcK14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually, yes... I've already tried two different sets of RAM.
  6. vidkid1

    vidkid1 TS Rookie


    You mentioned that you've checked the BIOS for constant temp readings, have you done so for your current for both MOBO and CPU? Are you getting good constant juice? Your ASUS board doesn't need 2 power cables like the new Intel boards does it?
  7. vidkid1

    vidkid1 TS Rookie

  8. DjSiXpAcK14

    DjSiXpAcK14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I don't have a case speaker.

    I've seen voltage readouts in the BIOS, and they were constant. I would assume the CPU and motherboard are on the list.

    It takes the 24pin ATX power cable, an 8pin power plug, and an "EZ plug" to keep it stable when using two video cards. I have them all plugged in.
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