My parents computer, a Gateway, has Windows xp on it, suddenly stopped powering up. After pushing power button I hear the normal sounds of start up and 3 seconds later it dies. Sometimes it will go 8 seconds. There is no beep from the computer. My brother in law inspected it and took the RAM out and restarted it and then it finally beeps. We have another desktop and we are thinking of taking the hard drive from the bad computer and putting in there to see if we can access it. BTW.. even though I bought them a UPS device, they had it plugged into a conventional strip power surge protector. Is it time for a new desktop??