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Ok guys my power keeps cutting out on my computer with P4 3.2 Ghz, I am starting to wonder now if I grabbed the wrong power cord from my other cpu. Anyways my computer will sometimes just shut down and then i have to try to plug it into another outlet or wait to plug it in again. I dont know if its shorting out inside the circuitry of the cpu or what? Its like the cpu could be overheating or something. Anyways now certain parts of my cpu wont work. Like when I click help and support, it wont run it says Windows cannot run help and support because a system service is not running, to fix this problem start the service named "Help and support." I dont know what is wrong with my cpu.
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Tell us more about your computer....ie: motherboard, CPU (you listed that), video card, types and number of drives, power supply name and wattage....you get the picture, show us what we are looking at.

Second, while your computer is up, run the onboard temperature details both at-rest and under stress. Also, there is a voltage program on there, so report what it says. If you don't have an onboard program, then here are a couple of free downloads you can choose from:

Sandra Lite Utility

http://www.download.com/3000-2086-10018691.html

or

Speedfan will tell you the temperatures and a whole lot more. It's free

http://www.sofotex.com/SpeedFan-download_L4655.html

or

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Report back with these details and then we will much more about your computer and why it is acting this way....well, maybe.
 

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ok i am running a 3.2 Ghz P4 with 512 MB SD RAM and 140 GB Hard drive with 64 mb shared Video memory S3 graphics card. I have a DVD Rom drive and DVD RW
Drive. ANd when i check my power options it says the Uninteruptible Power Service is stopped. Thats about all i know
 

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Heres my experience :sayyes: with this sort of problem if it just all of a sudden stopping. I will bet that it has settings in bios for the over heating of components on your motherboard the best thing to do is>> shutdown open up your case then start your computer and see if all your fans are working if not replace CPU#1. What happen to me just not 3 days ago all of a sudden mine just quit so I opened my case all fans were running but there was so much lint on my heatsink is was preventing my fan from getting any air to my CPU so I cleaned it free of lint problem solved. Heat is 99.9 percent of computer problems.
P.S :4-thatsba Be very careful if you don't know what your doing you could make things wores. Hope this helps have a nice computing Experience :cool:
 
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