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Old 05-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Computer shuts down on boot

Recently, my custom built computer will shut off during bootup and I am not able to access the OS. After turning on the computer, I can access the BIOS fine and I dont have any problems with it shutting off. But when I boot it the normal way, it starts to boot but randomly shuts off after a few seconds at the same time every time I boot it. I have tried booting it in safe mode, but the same thing happens.

I don't think that it is a software problem because when I boot the ubuntu install disk it will also randomly turn off.

Any help is appreciated.

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2.4ghz core 2 quad proccessor
4gb ddr3 ram
8800gt graphics card
1000gb western digital hard drive
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Try running Memtest for a few hours and see what that brings up. Sounds like bad RAM to me.

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Try running Memtest for a few hours and see what that brings up. Sounds like bad RAM to me.

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I have already tried running Memtest and it gave me no errors.
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I have already tried running Memtest and it gave me no errors.
Try reseating everything, especially the memory. Find a HDD testing program.
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