computer shuts off abruptly

Microsoft Windows vista home premium w/s...
April 9, 2010 at 19:12:42
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.00 ram
ive had my gateway with windows vista as the operating system for about 2 years. its been fine for the past 2 years. but ever since the beginning of april when ill be working on it it will just out of nowhere it will abruptly just shut off. when i go to turn it back on, the light on the power button will light up as if its starting up, but it will just turn off again. my computer wont fully turn back on until atleast 10 minutes later. once i have it back on it will eventually turn off on its own and the cycle repeats. if anyone knows how to fix this problem please let me know how to fix my computer.

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April 9, 2010 at 19:16:04
I'd suspect a heat related issue. Be sure all fans work an are clean and up to speed and filters are clear and vents not blocked. See bios settings for health settings and maybe logs. See shutdown temp if there, might be a bit low but don't just raise it unless you know a good number.

Otherwise look at event logs or maybe power supply.

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April 9, 2010 at 21:27:02
try tapping f8 and get safe mode and then click on repair my computer.

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