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I have an older Dell desktop that I need to reinstall windows onto. I do not have the original CD but I have a Windows XP OEM CD. The problem, whenever I try to start the install I get to a certain point and the computer just turns off. It is the same point everytime and if I start the computer normally it boots into windows and runs fine.

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 6
It sounds like it's overheating. First,check the cpu followed by fans,if they are spinning or not.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

It sounds like it's overheating. First,check the cpu followed by fans,if they are spinning or not.

I can boot the computer as normal and use it without any problem. I recently cleaned the whole inside and checked all of the fans also.
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What are the specs for the dell?
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post #5 of 6
Check to see if the BIOS logged anything. Also you can download Dell diagnostic disks for the different models. I suggest downloading the correct diagnostic disk, then boot from it to run the tests. This will tell you if there is a system issue.
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OCZ Agility 4 (OS) 1TB Hitachi (Data & Apps) 1TB Hitachi (Movies & other Multimedia) 80GB WD Raptor (OS-old) 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
DVD±RW / ASUS USB 2.0 8x Slim external DVD Burner COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler NZXT Sentry Mix COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm x2 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit ASUS VS247H-P 23.6"  ASUS VH236H 23"  Logitech Illuminated Keyboard 
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post #6 of 6
I think the CD may have got corrupted, try copying it to your hard disk (on a partition other than the one you want to install on) and install from there instead.
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