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Problems When I turn on my computer it goes through a weird setup where it counts the RAM and has an option of either Temporary boot or Setup. After you get past the windows download with a full battery it just suddenly turns off

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It sounds like a failing hard drive:

You can get hard drive testing software here:

Get the ISO download on that page. If you need to know how to burn the ISO to CD properly look here:

IF it keeps shutting off even while testing let me know.!

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