Pc Could not boot normally

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
May 8, 2010 at 18:27:16
Specs: Windows XP
Need help on my PC which operates a windows XP.
I was playing games with my PC when it automatically shut down. So i tried to press the power botton to rebut my PC but after doing that my PC no longer boot and it has a message on screen saying..

Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent setting that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren’t sure what cause the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start Windows Normally

So as advice by some friends they told me to access safe mode by pressing F8. I restart the PC then while loading press the F8. But as i was doing that a beep sounds occur 2x after that my PC automatically shut down. I keep on doing the same procedure to access safe mode but still same thing happens my PC automatically shut down. And also after given the choices to wether to choose on what mode i should choose to load my system my keyboard also not responding. I tried to used other working key board still its not responding. Please help.

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May 8, 2010 at 20:07:22
When's the last time you blew the dust out of your case? It sounds like the CPU is overheating & the system is shutting down to prevent it from frying completely. Make sure the cooling fan is working & not all clogged with dust.

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May 9, 2010 at 05:32:48
Try starting in last known good configuration. If that gives you the same results, especially after your computer has been sitting cold for hours, you could have a memory issue. To test, boot to a 'bootable' copy of Memtest86, either on a floppy, or on a CDr you've burned. You will need to access your BIOS and make that drive first in boot order, so your BIOS will look to that drive instead of your hard drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 12, 2010 at 12:35:09
There are many "beep codes" for different manufactures of BIOS and motherboards. You must first find out what exact BIOS is installed on your motherboard and then find the appropriate beep (error) codes for it (you said 2 beeps). Google will help immensely.You're having a Power-on self-test (POST) problem. It could be your CPU is overheated as suggested and a good blowout of your case and board is in order, or it could be something else (like RAM needs to be reseated in the slot or another stupid thing like that). Look in your manual if available or while trying to boot-up quickly write down the Bios name and version number that will show almost immediately after you push the power button. If you try the "pause" key on your keyboard as the comp is booting up it may pause the screen long enough for you to write this info down. Then do your search for the beep code on that BIOS and see what it is. Do a Google (Bing) search for "No Boot Problem" see what you get. Post it here if you get this resolved if you will.

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