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The PC doesn't completely boot up

I have power to my PC and when I start it up the fan turns on and the hard disk starts booting up and in a matter of time (ranging from 30 seconds until the PC is completely booted up) the PC just shuts down.

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Check if the pc is shutting down in BIOS also....
if it doesn't, run an extended smart test on the hard drive and if it passes, reload the OS.....
if it shuts down even in BIOS, it could be a problem with the chipset and the comp needs to be serviced.

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U shoudl use xp cd and boot in formatt hard drive fresh install of your os

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