computer turns off and has to be unplugged to

Asrock / Wolfdale1333-d667
May 21, 2009 at 17:37:25
Specs: Windows XP
Recently my computer has started turning off randomly and not being able to turn back on unless the power plug was removed. It started the other day and would not stay on for more than about 5 minutes. So i replaced thermal grease and cleaned heat sink and now it goes for several hours before turning off and then having to reset the power surge feature by taking the power plug out of it again. I thought it might be the hard drive as it was making an intermittent noise. But all temps on cpu motherboard aux and HDD were satisfactory. Any help on this one guys?
the uptime as of now is 1h 50m so i think the last time it surged out was over night.


CPU Type DualCore Intel Pentium E2220, 2400 MHz (12 x 200)

Motherboard Name ASRock Wolfdale1333-D667 (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)

Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945GC

System Memory 1015 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)

Disk Drive WDC WD3200AAJB-00TYA0 (298 GB, IDE)

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May 21, 2009 at 19:13:10
You left out the specs on your psu-that COULD be the problem. What were the temps, by the way ?

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May 22, 2009 at 12:41:16
See event viewer logs too.

Could boot to bios and see if it has health numbers to watch.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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