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Computer fails halfway through Windows XP installation
So, I'm trying to get an old computer useful again because my room mate needs a computer.
I tried installing Windows. Everything runs smoothly until the part where the computer has to restart, and then proceed with the GUI that shows how much time you have left and tells you how great Windows XP is. When it gets to this screen, after about two minutes, my monitor turns itself off. When I turn it back on, it's just a blank screen with the default settings menu for the monitor. I restarted the computer and got the same thing after a few minutes of that installation screen.
At first I thought it was the GPU, so I replaced that with a spare. Same problem. Then I took the HDD out and hooked it up to another computer to check for errors. No errors were found, but I replaced it with another known working HDD anyway, and still got the same problem. Then I tried checking the memory, and ran MEMTEST for about an hour and a half, and didn't get a single error.
I even thought that it might be the XP disc, so I tried using a friends CD, but it didn't make a difference. THEN I thought maybe it was the CD/DVD drive, so I replaced it with another known working drive; same problem.
I'm guessing my PSU, mobo, or CPU is blowing up, but I really don't have any other symptoms other than Windows failing to install.