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    Desktop Keeps Turning Off After Startup

    I went away for the weekend and when I came back I turned on my desktop. Everything starts up fine but it just shuts off after about 5-45 seconds. Sometimes it will boot up for 5 seconds and then shut off. Sometimes if will load everything (1 minute +) and then shut off. Anybody have any ideas as to what my issue may be? Thanks.

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    Power overload, memory failure, PSU or mobo short. Most systems now have protective mechanisms that power the system down when it detects a fault.

    Do you know if there were any storms or power issues while gone?

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    Check your fans too. I just had a fan go out in a PSU in an older desktop here, shuts down almost right away.

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    My laptop used to do this a while back, a quick re-format solved the problem for me.

    If it only ever restarts after the Windows loading screen you may want to give that a try.

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    i'd check to make sure the processor fan and heat sink are still properly on and working, I don't think it'd be a short or it'd probably do it instantly or not start at all. if theres nothing wrong with the processor its probably a ram problem, try taking 1 stick out a time till the problem stops (if you have the ability to do that).

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    Thanks, I'm at home for Thanksgiving now but I'll try these suggestions when I get back on Friday.

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    Do you get any BIOS or POST errors before you see the Windows loading splash screen? ie. overclocking error, auto overclocking error, fan failure error, etc

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