How come my computer turns off while I am installing Windows 8?by aLilac on December 30, 2012
Q: I recently assembled a new computer, and today, tried to install Windows 8. It went through all of the steps, and then installed devices. Finally, the screen went to this: http://i.imgur.com/llICq.png . While on that screen, my computer completely turned off. I tried again, and saw that the previous hard drive partition made during the first install attempt was still there. I tried to make a new partition, and went through the installation process again, but got the same ending.
Here is the relevant part of my build in case it might be of help:
Optical Drive: ony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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