Very slow loading times after vacuuming

filipzetomic

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My computer has picked up a lot of dust so I decided to do a quick vacuum clean. After booting up the PC, I noticed it froze so I reset. Everything seems normal after the reset. More and more problems arise with each time I boot up the PC. It eventually took 1hr and 20min to bootup. I then installed a fresh copy of W10 only to make the load times 10mins. It is manageable but then I would get random messages from Windows saying "Your computer will automatically restart in 1 minute". It will then proceed to make temporary desktops on every restart (I get the "Preparing your desktop"). I also get blue screen crashes. It's a real nightmare
 

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Well to make the story simpler, It was actually my father who vacuumed. I saw him quite violently vacuuming underneath the CPU and such. But he's been doing this for years with no problem
 

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so the area round the computer was vacuumed? or the computer was opened and vacuumed out? I assumed the second.
still re-verify the cable connections, the bumping against the chassis may have loosened something
 
Was the PC powered off at least when vacuumed?

There is a huge difference between canned air and vacuum. We pay the money for canned air for a reason. Vacuums have very noisy (electircal noise, not just audible noise) electrical motors that can produce a lot of static electricity.

Do go through and check all your cables but decent possibility the vacuum caused ESD and shorted something.
 

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