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Older HP was fine now tries to start but shuts down quick


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#1 cussa1jk

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:53 AM

help!! my old HP PC will not start up! i hit the power button and it begins then shuts itself off. this is the only computer that i have a program on that i really need. it was working fine then i turned it off for about a week, then this happened!
it is about five years old - i think
anyone know what might be going on with my old friend?

i know this group has enough talent and experience to help!! i just know it!! :thumbsup:

HP Pavilion 533w
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Centrion Processor

sorry if the spelling is incorrect

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:57 AM

help!! my old HP PC will not start up! i hit the power button and it begins then shuts itself off. this is the only computer that i have a program on that i really need. it was working fine then i turned it off for about a week, then this happened!
it is about five years old - i think
anyone know what might be going on with my old friend?

i know this group has enough talent and experience to help!! i just know it!!

HP Pavilion 533w
has XP
Centrion Processor

sorry if the spelling is incorrect

UPDATE/REVISION OF MY ORIGINAL QUESTION/ISSUE
after reading a few of these topics with similar issues i am hoping that my only problem is the power supplie. i looked and the one currently on the PC has a maximum output of 200W.
i am wondering if installing new software will stress out the power supply. this may seem like a lame question to some but i am a novice. the only thing different was the addition of a fairly large software program.
now, i am feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of wading through all of the steps described to test the power issue.
how big a job is it to find a compatible power supply and install it?
i am fairly handy but this is new territory for me.
thanks!
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:07 PM

well, i guess i am going to try a new power source. i have no idea what i am doing. i'll hope for the best

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