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It could be alot of things, my first suspect would be ram, you can test the Ram by downloading MEMTest86, you can get this software from http://www.memtest86.com. But you didn’t give us much information.
1. What Operation System.
2. System Specs
3. Did you change anything (software or hardware)
4. have you had any problems before like this, or any error messages.
5. did you get a POST beep.
Agree with answer #3 if answers to questions posed by #1 is that nothing was done to the PC.
First disconnect all network/dial-up cables, some trojans/spy-ware try to send info before complete boot if a network is detected.
Adding to #3 remove connections to all but the primary HD, this is also an indication of a bad controller card on one of the drives (CD/DVD/HD – I have had 2-CD/DVD and 1-HD fail this way). Have you waited upto 30 minutes for boot ? Still nothing, definitely a possibility ! RAM will usually give you an error message of some sort (not enough/size changed/bad checksum).