this aint my week (in Off-topic)

Unappreciated Misnomer December 2 2007 7:30 PM EST

so its that time again for me to format my laptop, nothing too serious right? well to my surprise this is a task all in vain. anyone ever try to format their hard drive only for your computer to shutdown without ever the hopes of completeing. thats awesome isnt it! well least to say its just over 365days old and the original manufactories warranty is no longer valid. go figure that such an awesome product should last days longer than its warranty.

so why would my laptop shutdown? this only started now. with no pre existing heating issues or power issues before i started to format. this only leaves me to know for sure this isnt a software issue, and that i have to get the hardware checked. this bites.

on top of that my glasses broke and my companies truck jsut got a flat tire ~_~

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 2 2007 7:34 PM EST

I'd check the power saving settings in your BIOS

tydye December 2 2007 11:44 PM EST

I had my ram go bad and something similar happened, could be your power supply as well. Only problem with laptops is that there are so many little screws to get inside and no room. Good luck :)

Khardin December 3 2007 1:00 AM EST

my questions..

what kind of laptop? the brand, model, and processor type would be a good start.

what operating system are you using?

how exactly were you going to format the drive?
what were you doing when the computer shutdown? be as specific as possible.

what do you mean by shutdown? the power shut off? was there a message, a screen change, or any other event before the power went?

and what happens when you try to turn the laptop on now?

Unappreciated Misnomer December 3 2007 6:34 AM EST

winxp on a hp dv2020ca with an amd turion x2 processor. formatting using a winxp cd, boot order was changed to cd first. would shut down at any given point. basically random. checked power options in bios, ok. tried a harddrive check thru the bios....shutdown. and no warning on shutdown, screen turns black and lights go out, its good night.

drudge December 3 2007 12:46 PM EST

stupid question...but was it plugged in for sure? like for sure for sure??

Unappreciated Misnomer December 3 2007 6:41 PM EST

haha yes ive tried it 4 different ways to power it. battery alone, ac alone, both and none :P

i think my pc is overheating the fan is running but the heat just building up ~_~'

MudBug The Redeemer December 5 2007 7:46 PM EST

can you even post? Power On Self Test?
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