PC takes several attemps to bootup

  skeil 10:47 05 Jan 2010
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when I turn-on the pc it tries to boot but shuts down within 5sec and before anything appears on my monitor screen. I am not able to enter into BIOS also. If I try turning on the PC for several times it will finaly bootup after 5-10 attemps and then I can able to work without any problems. But once I shutdown it again takes several attemps to boot up. This sounds strange but I am fedup of looking solution for this issue and afraid that it may permanently go dead.
This PC was working fine earlier but recently I am facing this issue even though I didn't make any hardware/software change. This is a Intel P4 2GHz processor with WinXP OS.

I ruled-out possibility of any hardware failure as it boots up after few attemps of turn on/off.

Please if anybody faced similar issue or do suspect anything wrong kindly let me know

  OTT_Buzzard 10:53 05 Jan 2010

Sounds like your PSU may be on its way out. Alternatively it could be the BIOS battery.

  skeil 13:41 19 Jan 2010

Yes, it turned out to be a PSU problem!! Thanks OTT for your response

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