My computer starts and then quits!?

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_Peter_

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I have a windows xp professional computer which is a couple years old. The computer starts up, everything seems fine and right beofre the login screen loads it shuts down. It used to just restart the computer over and over again but now it just turns off completely. This happened once a couple months ago but it started working after a couple days, and everything was working fine. I don't want to lose all my files and I want it to work again! any tips!? help!:(
 

_Peter_

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I tried that and while all the files were loading it shutdown. Now when I restart it it runs for about 10 seconds with a black screen and then shuts down.
 
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Do you hear any system beeps when you start it? Also try reseating the memory (they can also sometimes jar loose)...
 

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I fixed it! I opened it up and took apart the second fan, I'd never cleaned it because I didn't know it existed until I opened it up for the first time yesterday! The metal part had gotten so hot it started to melt! The dust was clogging it up. I took it apart, and used an air compressor to blow it out. I put it back together, and now it works great :) Thanks for all your help!
 
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