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Computer locks up or shuts down shortly after startup . However in safemode it does not!

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Start with the basics. Run a check disk on it:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/kbtip.mspx
(which can be done in safe mode).

Go into MSCONFIG (start -> run -> type "msconfig" and look for anything in the "Startup" tab that looks unfamiliar or suspicious (nothing but garbled letters, or a completely blank entry)

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