Could you please elaborate your problem a bit more ? Your PC shuts down randomly and the screen asks you if you want to shut down or stand by or restart ? Did you experience this same problem before ? Have you tried putting the Setup.exe in compatibility for Windwos XP ?
To put in compatible mode, first locate the setup.exe in the disk, then right click and choose properties. Click on compatibility tab and check the 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:' and choose windows XP. Also, check the 'Run this program as an administrator' just to be sure. Click on Apply and then OK.
you need to disable automatic restart on fatal error in windows. The error you are having is a typical BSoD (blue screen). Reproduce the bug, after you've disabled the automatic restart and see what message the blue screen is giving you.
It could be caused by driver failure, hardware failure and any other inconsistencies. To say the least, I doubt it's the actual installation program that is causing the problem, it's just stumbled upon an underlying larger problem.
I don't really now why it works now. I did as you suggested Gman. It was already compatible with XP but I still set it as administrator anyway. It ran just fine. My computer is brand new so I can't see how it would be a driver or hardware problem... but looking back on it, it does make sense.
Thanks for the info I just purchased Age of Conan from Half Price books and am getting ready to install it on a win 7 OS. More importently, how do like the game? Long live Robert E Howard and the Hyborian Age. Read the books if you haven' yet.