Re: Laptop Shuts off during XP Install. Overheating!!!
unless you cure the overheating you are only going to cause more damage. can you check the cpu temp in the bios, if so, and if the cpu is overheating (even after reseating and repasting), it may need replaced. if it is the hard drive that is overheating (formatting with xp at the start of an install will cause lengthy exercise of the drive), then replace it. you should be able to download a diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturers support site that will check the mechanics of the drive.
Originally Posted by kestal
i've never came across it myself, but i believe a laptop battery can also be a cause of severe overheating, have you tried it with mains power only and the battery disconnected?
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