Thanks everyone for all the responses. I got busy with other things and have been using my laptop but want to find the solution to this.
I called the guy I bought the computer from and he is a software engineer. He indicated the SSD drive is brand new and said it should be good. He seems to think downloading a fresh distro should work and just watch what happens when updates are downloaded and see if it reoccurs.
I did do some updates shortly before I started having problems. I googled some info and something new I learned is Linux distros with device drivers which are free and open source might not be compatible with drivers that are proprietary or closed. This info was specific to wireless adapters. My wireless did not work from the beginning of using the computer. I had to use a Ethernet connection which worked great.
My machine could not find a wireless adapter if I remember correctly. I was OK with this as I prefer to use Ethernet. If I travel I just take my laptop and use that with wireless. This is my stay at home computer.
So I took a picture of what happens when I turn it on.
After the Dell Logo the 1st screen is the Purple screen with the Advanced options for Ubuntu, memory test at the top. At the bottom is the “Use the up & down arrows to …” etc.
I didn’t choose any options at this point and the next the screen that appears shows the picture I uploaded. It stays on for about a minute then the it shuts off
This should reveal some issues.
On ebay I found “Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” 16GB USB Format” for $7.95. But I am confused by all the options out there like what is the difference between Tricia & Cinnamon etc. I mean I get that they are just variations of Mint but what would be the best bet for my computer? I even found one on ebay that says Tricia Cinnamon??? I need a copy of it on a USB anyways.
All advice would be appreciated.
I am also attached pictures of the spec of my computer if that helps.