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HELP! PC shutting down during bootup

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OK heres my problem:
I have a relatively new pc and when i start my computer its fine, it can load up Windows XP fine but anytime i restart, it shuts down during the bootup, and when i try turning it on again it shuts down again during bootup, leaving me having to wait for a while before i start it up again....then it loads up XP fine.
The thing is my PC can run the BIOS or Windows XP for a unlimited amount of time but whenever im in DOS or the startup process, i need to get it into Windows quickly otherwise it turns the power off.

The thing is i need to install a different edition of xp on my pc, but if i get rid of my current windows im afraid that i wont be able to access the system at all.

Im pretty sure this is a hardware issue and because my hardware monitor says the CPU temp. is 85 degrees C (and ive been searching the internet and it seems that this is about 40 degrees over the usual limit) but im not sure if its not jus a bad reading from the mothetboard.

My CPU fan says it going 2200 RPM (is this too slow?) and my chassis fan is 0 RPM (im guessing it doesnt exist, does this matter?)

I hope the problem is a simple as replacing the fan but i thought i would ask first to see if there is someone who knows if this is the problem or what else might be. If it is are there any recommendations on fans?
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i would clean the processor fan off with compressed air, possibly replace the fan, that temp is deffinitely high
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