Can't Restore OS

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    My roommate brought his old Alienware back with him this weekend and is trying to reinstall XP and when it get's to the screen where you select the partition you want to install it on, the computer shuts down.
    It's plugged in.
    We also tried it with only battery and with no battery.
    It's not overheating. Happens at the same spot every time.

    Any ideas on why?
     
  2. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    How old are we talking here? How much/how many sticks of RAM are installed?
     
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    Two 512 sticks of ram
    He says it's from 2005/2006. It's a single core though. Pentium M and also has an IDE hard drive.
     
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    Run memtest for memory errors.
     
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    Mangaed to get Ubuntu installed. I think it was the graphics card. There's a switch to go between integrated graphics and dedicated and I ran it on integrated and got ubuntu installed.
     
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    Nice ninja Linux install. [​IMG]
     
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