computer Dell Insperon 530, win xp about 3 years old?, has 5-10 minute delay before I can restart it, It had me scared the 1st couple of times it did this, but TG it finally started up. I thought it might have been a power supply issue, maybe it is? But this last time it did this, (I suppose I should mention, I rarely turn off the unit, maybe 1-2 times a month)I saw a message about a fan error while it was trying to restart, then "press f1 to continue" which I did, and it did (continue).
Anyway now it has me thinking it may be an overheating issue do to a defective fan? Maybe it's too hot in there and won't restart till it reaches an appropriate temperature?
I actually had to finger flip it to start it moving while pc was firing up.
I left side cover a little open for ventilation for now till I figure this out.