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Push the start button and start up begins but then shuts down after 10-15 seconds. Push again and the duration between start up and shut down are shorter intervals. Pressing F8 will bring up the safe mode screen but only on the first start up. Shuts down if safe mode start up is attempted

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You need to determine if it is hardware or software. Try booting from your restore CD. If the unit will boot from the CD then you just need to repair your OS installation. If it will boot from the CD then try going into BIOS setup. If you are able to access the BIOS leave it in there for about 1 hour to make sure there is not a hardware issue such as an overheating CPU.
Open the cover and remove all of the "Dust Bunnies" that are collected inside the case - look closely at the cooling fins of the CPU if they are clogged your CPU will shut down to prevent damage. I use a tooth pick to clean out the fins of gunk - especially if there is a smoker in the house

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