I have a E-machines with a 1year old Motherboard. Capacitors appear good.
The PC starts up and as windows Vista begins to scroll to initiate, the PC shuts off. It has never made it to the password login page. It does the same thing when I put in a rescue disk. or click on "do a repair". Basically it stays running for about 90 or seconds or 2 minutes, then completely shuts down usually in mid-statrt-up scrolling, no matter what i am doing. It does not get past 3 or 4 scrolls, then it dies.
The only exception is it remains running when I am in the Bios at 1st start. The Desktop wont even give me enough time to input anything from a 3rd party repair disk. It just shuts off.
Having forgotten most of what I knew, i believe this is a hardware issue of some kind. THE QUESTION IS: Can anyone help me repair this computer so that it will remain running?