Why is that my laptop shutting down automatically?Locked
My friend gave me his old packard bell laptop from UK. I formatted the laptop since i wanted a fresh OS install. when I inserted the XP installer and the computer begin to access the DVD drive the computer will just shutdown. Thinking that something wrong with DVD drive I tried to have a fresh OS install via USB, Unfortunately i experience the same thing but this time the computer will shut down after the driver is loaded. There was a time that it will not shutdown automatically but there are BSOD messages: 1) Error 0x000007b. 2) something like my hard drive is failing.
1. I checked my HD with HDD regenerator and it’s fine (no bad sector).
2. I cleaned the RAM and insert one stick at a time.
3. I checked the Cpu fan and its ok.
4. I put some thermal paste on CPU.
5. I remove the DVD drive.
after doing the above, the problem still exist.
I search the problem in the internet and i found out that packard bell has a recovery software. To make the long story short i successfully restore the factory setting of the computer and i found out that it’s just a XP home edition service pack 1. Since I can’t install the third-party software using SP1, i upgraded it to SP3 and it was successfully done.
I did some test by playing a video on youtube and the problem still exist.
My question now is what seems to be the problem of my laptop. Is it Mobo or RAM. by the way the battery is not charging.
Packard Bell Easynote E4 Series
Mobo: NEC Computer International, Model Rhea B
CPU: Intel Pentium M 710
Bios: Insyde Software Corp version R.1.08 (10/16/2004)
Display: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Video Controller
RAM: DDR 256 (2)
Core: Intel?? i855GME North Bridge
Intel?? Extreme Graphics 2 embedded
I hope somebody can help me. thanks