Laptop shuts down

Toshiba 2435
May 27, 2007 at 20:10:10
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 2ghz/512mb
I am trying to figure out why my laptop shuts down abruptly when trying to load Windows XP. When booting, I can press F2 to go into the BIOS menu and leave the system on those screens without any problems. When I try to boot into Windows, the system shuts down after the Windows XP logo screen. On select occasions, it will allow me to get into Windows and then shut down.

I had considered that this might be an overheating problems, as Toshibas are notorious for overheating, but I would think that it would overheat in the BIOS screen as well. On certain occasions, it will not even turn on so there's no consistency overall. This was a fresh install of Windows and I have downloaded and installed SP2 and a few other programs (Zonealarm, AVG, Adaware).

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May 28, 2007 at 01:57:33
Maybe this is it.

Using both BIOS-based power management and Windows-based power management rarely works. If you are using both, disable one or the other.

Curing Laptop Overheating

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May 29, 2007 at 11:19:38
Wish it was that simple. Already tried those features but to no avail. I think it only runs when the battery is fully charged and will not run off the ac adapter but I am not sure. Worked flawlessly last night so I will give it another shot.

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