A friend of mine bought a new computer online from Tiger Direct and is have major problems with it.
It is a:
* Chaintech mobo
* AMD Sempron 2800+ 2.00 GHz CPU
* 256 MB DDR memory
* 300 watt power supply
* Maxtor 80 Mg hard drive
What it does is it will start up and boot from the floppy or CD rom.... which ever you decide to use and run for a while.... but we have yet been unable to install Windows XP as it won't run long enough to get it installed. It will get about half way through the install and just power down. When it does this you have to wait a couple of minutes before it will power up again.
I have tried a different power supply on it but it does the same thing.
Any ideas??? Is it the mobo or the way it is setup??