Problems installing Windows, “Windows Setup is Starting” screen is followed by shutdown.
Although there are many reasons why windows freezes during setup, we tackle a problem less usual, ie when instead of blue screen (BSoD), after the appearance of the message “Setup is Starting Windows”, the PC instantaneously shuts down.
A temperature problem, from motherboard or from processor, can cause computer’s shutdowns at the appearance of the screen “Setup is Starting Windows”.
Most times, even if not explicitly stated in BIOS, motherboards are equipped with safety systems that will turn the computer off when a critical threshold temperature is reached. It is the most common reason leading to the sudden shutdown of the computer while installing Windows.
To fix this, you can check the temperature of the motherboard and CPU in BIOS. If values are high, it is recommended to make these checks:
1. For the Processor:
– Check if the CPU cooler is spinning (you can check this also in BIOS)
– Check if the radiator is in good contact with the CPU surface
– Check if the clips from the CPU heatsink are properly installed
– Check if the paste on the processor is enough and evenly distributed
2. For the motherboard:
– Try to find the component which is excessively heating. It is normal the temperature to be higher around the chipset!
– Try to remove, from the motherboard, any consumer who is not vital for diagnosis
– You can start by removing USB connectors (not those integrated), audio, hard disk, multimedia, video cards (only if you also have an integrated video card), etc.
After eliminating the problem, you can proceed to install Windows.
PS: Sudden shut downs of the computer, for reasons like over temperature, can also occur while running a program, game, at system startup, etc.. This article covers the problem occurred during installation of Windows, because many are tempted to diagnose such an event as being caused by a faulty processor or damaged motherboard.