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Hey guys,

My friend has a problem with his computer. Every once in a while it happens to simply shut off and on at random times. This doesn't happen all the time, sometimes it becomes really rampant and at others nothing really happens.

I hope you guys can help him, if you need any other information I probably can get it.

Window XP
Shuts down in about 1-2 minutes from starting (on average)
The computer is around 4-5 years
More than enough disk space
I don't think the power supply was bad
 

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I don't think the power supply was bad
why is that...

Bad computer memory is one of the three main reasons for random system crashing..hanging...BSOD.. the other two are heat (usually caused by fans or heatsinks being blocked with dust) or power issues...
first...

lets make sure its not your memory going bad...get memtest + here....
the lowdown is here...

if you have a floppy drive you can get the 6th one down ...set the bios to boot from the floppy drive A: first...then the cd drive then the Hard drive C:
or you can get the 2nd one down and burn the ISO file to a cd and then boot it from the cd drive...let memtest run for at least 2 hours...if it starts showing any errors during that time then you will have to replace the RAM...no errors after 2 hours just press Esc to end the tests and we will try some other tests

go here and get everest home...install and launch it...click the + by computer...click on sensor...get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

NOTE...if you have any problems running memtest... Windows Memory Diagnostic may run the tests....you can get it here..
 
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