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Computer fan turns on but computer doesnt boot

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October 31, 2012 8:11:25 PM

i have a computer that when I try to turn it on the fans come on but it will not boot up this has been going on for awhile now. sometimes it will boot after awhile but it can take hours to do so. what can i do i am not very computer savvy thanks for any help
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November 1, 2012 12:25:41 AM

Welcome To Tom's Hardware Forums,
During those times it will not boot, does it give you any messages? Something like "Boot device not found please insert bootable disk" or is it simply a blank screen until it finally does boot or do you have to try again repeatedly.
What model and how old is the computer? Has it been cleaned out with compressed air lately (or at all)?
Sorry for all the questions, it'll help
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