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Dell inspiron 546. So we had a power issue. After bring advised we replaced the PSU. This seemed to be the right issue because now the unit powers on, all fans spin. Here's the thing. It is having issues now booting all the way. We get one beep. Fans keep spinning. Monitor goes into power save and then it does random things at this point. Sometimes it brings up Amerucan Megatebds with a keyboard failure error mssg. Other times in will show the Microsoft loading bar then fail to boot windows and go into the system repair thing. But it never fixed it. I managed three times to get into the boot menu/bios settings and it looked right. A couple if times after the sys restore thing failed it brought up a blue screen that stated in for like five seconds than disappeared so I can't read all of it. Says domethingbaboutvsystem failing to boot I think. I'm at a loss now. Is there somewhere I can see how the power supply is supposd to be connected to the components, does the order matter? I'm thinking there may be an is due with the new supply as it appears the DVD/rom is not powering right as when the power is turned on the drive won't open when proper button is depressed. Does it not booting prevent it from opening on this model? The HD seems to be "clicking" fir lack if better term like its processing. I would appreciate help. In a disabled vet from our most recent engagements overseas and now have been struck with a terminal diagnosis. With medical costs things are just so tight don't have the extra cash for a computer tech or new one right now. It was a great computer for wife and kids to use so I really just want to fix it - eesorcialky to get the data and pictures from it. Thanks for your time

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Restart the computer HOLD the keys CTRL+f11 or f12 depen or your model,etc and restore to the factory default, and try again.
However the connectors for power have a LOT of implications. You must have sure that connector are right. Otherwise you can damage the computer.
You can RUN the software diagnostic coming with your computer or download from the manufacter supply for free and make and diagnostic.
God bless you

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Your problem is the memory . YOu have to put off the pc and remove the memory card in the slot. Then clean the silver pins in your memory with a rubber eraser. Put it back and see if the BIOS will be prompted on the screen , if not you have to replace the memory.

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