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Computer starts for 5-10 seconds and sudden shut down!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adrianq1029, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. adrianq1029

    adrianq1029 Thread Starter

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    I try to start up my computer but after Windows begins to boot up, it suddenly shuts down.... Will not start in any screen, safe mode, set up, or anything more than 5-10 seconds due to sudden shut down... I do not know if it's the power supply or a virus... I do not know much about computers.... Please Help!!! Computer is top of the line HP Pavilion Desktop A1123c...
     
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    I would keep trying to boot from the xp cd. if that doesnt work then it sounds like it might be the powersupply
     
  3. Frank4d

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    Doesn't turn on at all, or shuts down almost instantly (less than 1 second) is usually the power supply or an electrical short.

    Shuts down after 5-10 seconds is usually CPU overheating. If you feel comfortable opening the case you could look to see if the CPU cooling fan is turning, and that the heatsink/fan are attached to the CPU.
     
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