computer keeps powering off

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mcgimlin

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my computer keeps powering off...sort of. I run Win XP home on my desktop. When i turn it on and log in, i have about 1 minute to get situated before the screen goes black and i get the "monitor self test" message box that says the monitor is working fine. The thing is, the green power light on the box is still lit. I have to hold down the power button for a few seconds to get it to completely power off, and then i turn it on, log in, and go thru the exact same thing again...every time. any thoughts? oh, and i got the computer in feb of 2004, and it's a gateway, if that makes any difference.
 
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tell us-
-what hardware is your PC (or model number)
-Have you made any recent changes to your PC
-What do you use your pc for
 
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also, are you certain its not just a graphics card issue? if you tap the power button (as you would to normally shut down the machine) what happens. What about soun d output, when your playing music and it happens does the music stop?
 
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