I have a HP Pavilion dv6000 notebook. I switched over to Linux a few months ago, and have been very happy with it. (running Ubuntu 10.04) Recently I've had the need to install Windows on my laptop again. I've got Windows XP Media Centre, which came with the laptop, and I've been trying to install that from CD. However, when I insert the disk, it will start to boot up and load the setup, and then the computer will shut off. There is no specific time in the boot when it does this - sometimes immediately, other times I've managed to start to get Windows installed. I then have to wait a few minutes and then turn it on again - just to have the same happen. I know it's not an overheating issue.
Prior to installing Ubuntu, I was having issues with my CD drive in Windows. That was one reason why I changed.
Other than that - I've successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04 from CD several times now. This doesn't make sense.