If the C4 doesn't work you could try reseating the CPU and memory modules. Also buy some new thermal paste and reseat the CPU fan. Sometimes the fan can come away from the CPU slightly and can cause overheating. How old is your machine? Sometimes chips just age and die. What type of processor do you have (brand and model)? If your processor is common enough you may be able to get one from eBay cheaply.
PS: I'm presuming it's your CPU that's the problem though you do have an integrated Intel GPU. If there are any heat sinks on that see if they can be reseated too.
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Thanks, guys for all of the help.
I copied all of the data off of it that I could before it really crashed. On October 23rd or 24th, it got to be so bad that the computer would be turned on and stay on for about 15 seconds before turning off. My Dad bought me a new computer last week and I hooked it up on the Halloween weekend.
On a different message board, 2 guys posted about the same thing that you typed, Per-Scan. However, one of them mentioned that I download Speedfan because it was before I mentioned that my computer stays on about 15 seconds. I looked on my Dad’s computer and found out that Speedfan and similar programs are available on download.com. I’ll use Speedfan with my new computer. I want to use my SATA or PATA (Whichever it is, I can’t remember) hard drive enclosure to copy the rest of the data off of the old C drive tonight or tomorrow. If I can’t get all the data off of it, then I’ll post asking for help.
Oh crap! I've blown my PC with C4
I have some C4 stories.
In December 2001 or January 2002 the attempted shoe-bomber who was like a member of Al-Qaeda, The Taliban, or an Islamo-fascist group member wanted to die for his beliefs. He had mental problems, C4 in his shoes on the airplane to The USA, and wanted to blow up the airplane. The bomb failed to go off and he was attacked by 10 passengers in 10 seconds because they didn’t want there to be another September 11th-type attack. I asked my Sociology Professor about this man. My Sociology Professor had C4 in the Vietnam War.
The Lego Wolf 3D game is made in the C4 graphics engine.
A comedian said, “If some American hotel owners are superstitious and don’t have housing on the 13th floor, then how come Americans have a C4 gate at the airport?”