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Solved: Brand New Computer turns off

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mbush376, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. mbush376

    mbush376 Thread Starter

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    I just built a new computer and last night it worked fine when I powered it on. I tried to start it up this morning, it gets through detecting all the drives then starts to load windows, then shuts off. I am at my wits end with this thing. I am not a pro, but I know basics.Can anyone help?
     
  2. Striker840

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    Sounds like a possible CPU overheating issue. Make sure the CPU fan is running and the heatsink is PROPERLY attached and seated.
     
  3. mbush376

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    Ok, all that is ok. It does boot into safe mode and works fine.Hardware issues maybe?
     
  4. Striker840

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    No not a hardware issue, if it was you would not be able to boot into safe mode. Sounds like a possible corrupt OS install. What OS are you running?
     
  5. Striker840

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    Also since you can boot to safe mode, check the event logs for any error or warning messages.

    start>control panel>admin tools>event logs. You will have system, application, and security logs. Check those for any issues.
     
  6. mbush376

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    Thanks a bunch. It was ATI software I have installed. Works fine now.
     
  7. Striker840

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    How did you figure that out?
    Application or system error message?
     
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