Dell Studio P02E001 :: Not Staying On - Powers Down

Nov 29, 2014

I have a Dell Studio which I can power on and it gets past the logon screen and to my desktop, but then it freezes and then powers down.  My power cord to the wall is plugged in.  

Where I can start to trouble shoot this?

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