On bootup HP Pavilion Slimline lost power after 60 seconds

March 17, 2016 at 11:08:37
Specs: No OS, 2gb
I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n computer that boots up but when you power it on it stays on for about 60 seconds and then cuts off. As far as I can tell it isn't over heating and every thing is hooked up correctly and seems to be in working order it just doesn't make sense what it's cutting off for or what is causing it to cut off.

So I was wondering if anyone else ever had one of these PC's before and had encountered a similar problem or knows how to fix it.

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March 17, 2016 at 14:52:55
How old is this HP; as if still under warranty... contact vendor and/or HP as that's what warranties are for.

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March 17, 2016 at 15:46:01
What do you mean when you say "computer that boots up but when you power it on it stays on for about 60 seconds and then cuts off"?

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March 17, 2016 at 17:41:05
Does it get past the POST?
How do you know it is not overheating. If the CPU cooling block is loose on one edge that is enough to overheat the CPU.

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March 17, 2016 at 19:22:36
It turns on and it'll stay on for about 60 seconds when I try booting a CD, if i go into Setup "bios" it'll stay on and not cut off.

like for instance it'll load windows XP setup and will stay on until it gets right to the part that says setup is going boot windows which is just where all the drivers have loaded my XP Cd is patched for installing on it's Sata Hard Drive.

The computer isn't that old it was design or well originally came with Windows Vista but I didn't buy it from HP so there is no warranty. I just don't think it is over heating "I'll check on that to see for sure" but I think maybe it is a compatibility issue or some such that prevents it from installing XP, and I don't own a Copy of Vista, I got it from Ebay but the guy said it had been fully tested under Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit with a master drive and worked but I just have Win7 Pro x64, and WinXP Pro x86.

I still have time to send it back for my money but really I don't want to, I'd rather get it to work.

Also it's only a 32bit PC and doesn't support 64bit OSes

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March 18, 2016 at 04:14:46
How much did you pay for this computer?

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March 18, 2016 at 11:51:01
only like 50 dollars, it's not really a loss It came with a 400gb Sata hard drive that works great am using it on another computer, a Light Scribe DVD Writer, a Asus TV Card, and 2gb of memory. Amounts to about 40 dollars worth of hardware that works. Oh and a Pocket Media Drive Bay that is for portable removable hard drives of different sizes that was handy for transferring files from one PC to another.

I've decided not to send it back, But I can't tell if it is over heating or what and it just will not stay on long enough to install anything. The parts were worth my money is what I bought it for but having it work too would have been a bonus.

Thank you all,

Best regards..

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March 18, 2016 at 15:45:33
Have you used that CDR of XP before, successfully?

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March 18, 2016 at 20:30:11
Yeah I wonder about the disk too.

So it stays on in bios setup and the first boot of the XP disk but on reboot it only stays on for about a minute? On reboot when it asks whether you want to boot from the cd or the hard drive you choose the hard drive.

Another thing to consider is the power supply. The ones in slimline computers don't have much amperage. Even though a standard PSU won't fit you can always arrange it so its power connectors will reach the motherboard and see if it will consistently work using the larger one.

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