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Computer does a hard shut-down after a few minutes of being on, tried switching hard drives, and reloading Windows XP, shut down happens before either of these can be completed. So I am guessing that the problem is in the motherboard, no other hardware has been added to cause the problem. User plays a lot of Shock Wave games, but problem seems to be hardware failure not software.

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Hard shutdown sounds more like it would be a ram issue, power supply issue or a overheat issue, i would make sure everything is re-seated, Remove ram/cpu and reinstall them,reapply thermal paste to the heatsink before reinstalling it to CPU, if you have more than 1 stick of ram, try it one at a time, might be one bad stick. if you have an extra power supply lying around try it as well, if not, most computer shops have power supply testers, or you can buy one for about $25. do each thing one at a time, so that if it starts working your not wondering what part did it.
i personally would lean more towards the powersupply, or a power issue, make sure there isnt anythign shorting out in the case or on the back of the motherboard. There could be an internal short in the power supply as well. they are designed to instantly power off if ANY kind of short is detected on any of the power wires going to any of the devices..

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