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By pablo_gg ·
I bought parts to build a computer, i put them all together and installed the operating system (Win 2K) and when i go to install any programs the computer shuts off what could the problem be??? i have tried swapping cdrom & hdd but there it still is doin the same thing.

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by mrafrohead In reply to computer turning off

Does it give any errors?

Exactly what hardware are you using?

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by pablo_gg In reply to

athlon Xp 2000+
256ddr
40gb hdd
soltek mainboard with onboard sound, video, lan
cdrw
fdd

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Are all the parts new?

by mrbill- In reply to computer turning off

When you bought your parts did you buy all new or did you recycle some componants, i.e. case/power supply? What is the power rating of your PS?

When you say the system shuts down does it go through shut procedures or just cut out?

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by pablo_gg In reply to Are all the parts new?

The parts are all new....... its a 350watt PS
and when it shuts down it just cuts out....
i took out the 256mb stick and put in a 512 and it does it much less now...

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