Laptop shuts down during installation of Windows 10

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Laptop shuts down during installation of Windows 10

    Hey Guys!

    Now I know that this question was asked many times in many different
    versions, but I feel like mine is more exotic, I also just have not found an answer to my

    Now I have an old HP laptop, which has slowed down significantly, so I wanted to clean it all up and install Windows 10
    (before it had Windows 7 pre-installed).

    I took an USB and put Windows 10 through the media creatoion tool on it. Then I started the laptop up and chose to boot up through USB. So far so good, I chose my Windows version and clicked on custom settings, as I wanted to format my Hard drive so everything is gone and have a fresh start. Thing is, while the partition was formatting, the laptop shut down.
    I tried to restart the laptop but with no success, sometimes it shut down directly after some seconds after pressing the power on button, sometimes I got as far as the windows tool trying to install the system. but then again, while checking the files the laptop shut down. I let it cool down a bit outside, as the usb got very hot.

    After some time I tried it again and came again as far as before but came to about 70 % while checking (the second point which the setup had to complete.) Right now the laptop shuts down when starting or during the installation I have no clue what the problem is. Maybe it is overheating, as the fan is not working anymore, a message tells me that most of the time when starting it. But I was outside and it was cool so the laptop did not heat up as much as other times.

    Now I donīt know if the hard drive is roasted because of the shut down while the formatting process or if something different is making these problems.

    I hope someone can help me out on this one.

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  2. Posts : 18,403
    Windows 11 Pro

    With the fan not working, it's more than likely overheating. Windows installation can be intensive on both CPU usage and the hard drive as it goes through the process of discovering hardware and installing drivers for it.
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  3. Posts : 41,311
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    1) Choose one of the temperature monitoring software applications: Speecy, HW monitor, Speed fan:
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    SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer: SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
    SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer

    2) Download and install: HP UEF hardware diagnostics (left side of this webpage)

    3) Find a camera or smartphone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread

    4) Power on the computer and repetitively click F2

    5) Run the HP UEFI hardware diagnostics overnight > system > extensive > loop until error > the next AM check to see the number of loops completed > click esc > take pictures of the results > post images into the thread

    Take Screenshot in Windows 10

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  4. Posts : 29
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Compressed air or vacuum the exhaust port to get the build up of dust bunnies out. Your laptop is overheating. If the fan has quit working, you will have problems with anything that uses CPU cycles, depending on intensity....
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