Hello all...I tried everything possible doing all the research on the net as possible and seeking HP tech support. Basically, my laptop won't start anymore. When I startup the computer, it just abruptly shuts down after 2-minutes. I tried reseating the RAM, the Hard drive, other things HP told me but all to no avail. I am not exactly what is wrong with it but it seemed to have the same identical problem as this link: w ww.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/07/05/laptop-turns-on-and-shuts-down/ I have basically given up I think...I had one of these sent in when I had my warranty and HP supposedly fixed it. My whole life is on this computer. I was thinking of getting another comp if I can't fix this (I don't know what is wrong with it?) but what would happen to all the valuable materials and software on it? I have the hard drive still? Is there a device they sell I can hook up my hard drive as an external hard drive if I plugged it in with a device or something? Thank you so much for reading my bantering message but I hope someone can give me some insight and what they think is wrong. It is weird; it just starts up and shuts down. Thanks again for any of your assistance and time beforehand..!