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My computer won't boot up right away

Im having problem with my computer that when I turn it on it won't boot up right away.. I will let my computer ON for about 10 minutes and turn it off and turn it back on again before it will boot up.. Can you help me with this problem..

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  • dindo dolar Dec 28, 2008

    just black screen.. it's an assembled CPU.. my mother board is ASROCK..

  • dindo dolar Dec 28, 2008

    i cleaned all the parts of my CPU.. I unplugged all components and plug back in..

  • dindo dolar Dec 28, 2008

    no CD nor floppy.

  • dan lafford
    dan lafford May 11, 2010

    what is on the screen when you turn it on and its not booting?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    What kind of computer , make and model ? 
    Have you cleaned outy the dust and dirt on the fans and parts lately? 



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I would guess that maybe your power supply may be getting weak. If you had another to swap it out with just to see , that would be great as a confirmation.

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Check if have cd's inside cdrom or flopy inserted. if yes remove them.

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