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My kids e-machine pc will boot up it just comes on and sounds like the fan is working overtime and the screen is blank

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Check the RAM modules and make sure they're sell seated in their slots. If that doesn't work you might try this.
Bring up task manager Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click the applications tab
Click on "New Task"
type in explorer.exe and click okay.
If it boots up run malwarebytes available here www.malwarebytes.org
run full scan and delete anything it catches.
Good luck

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