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\015 A few mornings ago I woke up to find that my desktop PC had shut down. When I pressed the power button, it posted correctly and started loading windows Vista. When it got to the load screen (bar on the screen with the flashy thing in the middle) it shut off. I turned it on again, and same thing. I tried a few more times and finally it loaded correctly.The computer ran without trouble for a few days, and the same thing - I wok up the computer was off. I tried to boot and it just shut off at Win load.I have since replaced the Vid card, the memory, the HDD, the PSU, AND reloaded the OS on two different HDD's. I CAN get the computer to boot up from the Ultimate Boot CD, run diags, run benchmarks, etc., and it stays on fine. I've done burn in tests, and all sorts of other tests and it will never shut off unexpectantly from that. But as soon as I load either Win Vista or Win 7 (beta) OS it will shut off at load screen about 75% of the time.I've unplugged fans, reseated the CPU, AND I've disabled several BIOS periphals trying to narrow the problem down, but it's the same thing. When I DO get it to boot, it'll stay on for days at a time, or hours. The only other thing that I can think of is a bad mobo. Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions, or similar experiences? Oh, there's also this: When I turn on the power, the power LED comes on, shuts off for a second or two, then comes back on. It doesn't sound like the system is shutting off, and the fans all keep running, but the LED turns off and on. I've never seen it do that before all this started.Manufacturer: custom buildMotherboard: ECS GeForce6100SM-M v1.1CPU: Athlon AM2 5600+ dual coreVid Card: nVidia GeForce 280n (the monster vid card)Memory: 4GB ddr 800HDD: [email protected], [email protected] (primary)OS: Windows Vista Ulitmate OR Windows 7 BetaAny other info available upon request\015

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