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Computer Crash with XP but fine with Ubuntu CD

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I have an old pentium 4 computer and my parents use it everyday. After I clean up the fans and case, defrag in windows then problem happen like this:

windows XP is installed in harddisk. After around 10 to 20 minutes, the system would suddenly just power off but somehow the computer power light would be on. I need to get to the power supply switch to turn off the power then turn on the power again to start the computer again. Right after I turn on the power supply, the whole system would just start without I press the power button at the front of the computer.

I try to run with ubuntu bootup disc and run with ubuntu,it is fine even after many hours, nothing crash and just run smoothly.

So seem like it is not the power problem. Can it be the harddisk or something in windows have problem? What can I do?
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anyone has idea?
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Re-install windows xp?
    
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A-Data Crucial M4 64GB + 1TB F3 Spinpoint $155 LS/DL DVD RW $?? Windows 8 64-bit "Epic Registry" Edition 
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Re-install windows xp?
Does it sound like a harddisk problem or window problem!?
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Disable power saving settings in Windows and the bios (if any in the bios) see what that does for you.
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Disable power saving settings in Windows and the bios (if any in the bios) see what that does for you.
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