Having problems with your Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop ?

Freezes during start up

\015 Dell Dimension C521 often freezes during start up. I then have to shut it down abruptly and re-boot.\015

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My first plan of attack would check
Second the event log in the BIOS, looking for a heat event. Make sure your\015\012fans are spinning, while you are in there get a can of compressed air\015\012and blow out any and all dust. Sometime it becomes necessary to remove\015\012the processor and put a little Artic 5 between the cpu and the heat\015\012sync.I would check out the video card, the easiest thing to try first is to remove and update the video drivers. I still lean towards the heat event Idea...
Hope this give you a headstart in the correct direction. Good luck,
PS, if you are the one shutting it down and rebooting, look to the Video Card,
I have Dell E521, running Vista. After a power outage, when I turned the PC on agin, an error displayed "keyboard Failure". The keyboard does work and I have power to the USB ports.
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\015\012After repeated ons and offs, once the message appeared "shutdown due to thermal event". The fan is running normal, there is no dust, and everything inside looks normal.
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\015\012I also have two surge protectors. I can't BOOT without a keyboard. Also when I place the reinstall disk, nothing happens. I have aalso took out the internal battery to no avail.
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\015\012Does anyone have any ideas? I truly appreciate it!!!!!!
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