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Desktop will shutdown as Windows XP screen comes up. Shuts down while trying to load into all safe modes. The computer is a custom built computer, and I have cleaned the inside of dust, and tried to change BIOS settings to not turn the computer off until the CPU gets to a certain temperature. The BIOS is stating the CPU is at 40 degrees Celsius, which the automatic shut off starts at 70 degrees Celsius. Even when trying to reload Windows the computer will copy all of the files onto the hard drive, but turns off once the Windows XP screen comes up. It sounds like there is a click when the computer turns itself off.

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I would start out by getting a power supply tester (which can be picked up fairly cheaply on Ebay) and checking out your power supply. If it is anything deeper than that, I would look into having a TECH look at it since it could possibly be a ground in the motherboard. You may also want to check and make sure that any expansion cards (memory, video) are seated correctly. If you don't have any expansion cards, it may be your onboard video going bad.

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