desktop pc turns off

  chinaplate 12:42 12 May 08
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its quite an old pc,6-7 years or so running xp home,taken out of storage.switched on and had no problems even with internet access.then between 5 to 10 minutes later,cut/turn off.? ?.checked the connections and wall socket all ok.have a surge protector which is fine.dont get it.help...its for the kids.(at least theres peace and quiet while they,r on it.)thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:14 12 May 08

will it turn on again when cool?

if totally dead then probably PSU failed.

  chinaplate 13:40 12 May 08

i can turn it back on straight away.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:48 12 May 08

looking like: in order of likelihood

overheat Overheat due to faulty / blocked fans
(check your cpu temperatures)

virus or spyware scan for both especially if shutting down with in a few minutes of switch on or internet use

PSU voltages

faulty memory stick try memtest
click here

  chinaplate 18:14 14 May 08

got the fault...it was the fan.many thanks.

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