2000 hangs on "restart", does "Reboot" 1 in 10 tries

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When attempting to restart through the "start/shutdown" screen, the system begins to restart then hangs on the first few lines, right after "detecting IDE drives". When I cold boot, I get the same hang, but it does work 1 out of 10 tries. Please help, what test can I try, what log would you like.

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markv68

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No, I had overheating issues due to dust on the CPU fan and heat sink(?) area. That got cleaned and works fine. There have been no hardware installations for over a year.
 
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When you cleaned this dirt away from the heatsink assy, did you take the heatsink off the processor and clean the white goo off of it?
 
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