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PC shuts down on itself


FPCH New Member
May 2, 2007
Hi All

Would be really glad if any of you could provide your views on this.

As soon as i turn on the PC it shuts down on itself and also restart at times in approx 10-15 minutes of turning on. Further i've checked the temperature and voltage using the intel motherboard utility and all seems normal. The power supply and the CPU fans are also working fine. The problem does not occur while working in safe mode.

The recent change i made in the PC was installation on Office 2007, however i dont feel this could be responsible for the problem.

Its Windows XP SP2, P4 2.8ghz, 512MB Ram, Additionally i've also installed an AGP graphic card long back.


Hi sbablani

Welcome to Free PC Help

Go into Control Panel and then Admin Tools.
Click the Event Viewer shortcut and then hit the System section.
Tell us if you see any Red X's in there.


FPCH Long Term Member
Dec 17, 2007
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
Hi Sbablani.

If you can't find anything in the Event Viewer, then try this:

Go to Start>Run, type in msconfig and hit ok. Put a dot on Selective Startup and click on the startup tab. Choose Disable All then hit Apply and Ok. Restart when prompted and test the system for an hour without going to any dodgy web sites. Any better now?

If so, go back to msconfig and only put a checkmark on your security software, apply and test again.