Replaced PSU on Dell Inspiron 530

Originally my computer would not turn back on after putting in sleep mode. Several people suggested my PSU was bad so I replaced it. Computer now turns on fine but does not boot up correctly. Initially I receive a black screen with the message seek drive 0 failure; press F1 to continue or F2 (for something else, I can't remember what it states). Anyway, when I press F1 it will boot up correctly, although it takes awhile. Other then that the computer seems to work fine. What do I need to do to have the computer boot up without the black screen?

To be honest I don't know that much about computers but have over the years installed drives and replaced smaller components. Is there something in the Bios that needs to be changed?
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  1. I looked at your prior post -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309797-28-bring-computer-sleep-mode

    There are several other things that I would recommend doing before a PSU.

    Maintenance & Repair:
    1. Startup Repair:
    Windows 7 -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7
    Windows Vista -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions
    2. Sleep & Resume:
    Windows 7 -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questions
    Diagnose problems:
    MS Link - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976877
    Generate a report -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976034
    Windows Vista -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929734
    3. AHCI Corruption -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
    4. SFC & Corruption:

    5. IF this is a NEWER problem then run System Restore and select a point prior the 'Sleep & Wake' issue.
    6. Virus scan {ESET is great and better than Norton} -> http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner
  2. Yorkiemom444 said:
    Originally my computer would not turn back on after putting in sleep mode. Several people suggested my PSU was bad so I replaced it. Computer now turns on fine but does not boot up correctly. Initially I receive a black screen with the message seek drive 0 failure; press F1 to continue or F2 (for something else, I can't remember what it states). Anyway, when I press F1 it will boot up correctly, although it takes awhile. Other then that the computer seems to work fine. What do I need to do to have the computer boot up without the black screen?

    To be honest I don't know that much about computers but have over the years installed drives and replaced smaller components. Is there something in the Bios that needs to be changed?
    Press F2 (or whatever key is required) to go into the BIOS configuration, make sure that everything is configured correctly (there isn't much that can be changed) and save the configuration.
  3. GhislainG said:
    Press F2 (or whatever key is required) to go into the BIOS configuration, make sure that everything is configured correctly (there isn't much that can be changed) and save the configuration.


    That is my biggest problem - what is the correct configuration for my system? I know how to get into the BIOS but once I'm in there I'm not sure what exactly I should be looking for. If you or anyone else can let me know I would greatly appreciate it.
  4. jaquith said:
    I looked at your prior post -> http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/309797-28-bring-computer-sleep-mode

    There are several other things that I would recommend doing before a PSU.

    Maintenance & Repair:
    1. Startup Repair:
    Windows 7 -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7
    Windows Vista -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions
    2. Sleep & Resume:
    Windows 7 -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questions
    Diagnose problems:
    MS Link - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976877
    Generate a report -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976034
    Windows Vista -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929734
    3. AHCI Corruption -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
    4. SFC & Corruption:
    http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af254/Jaquith/Scan-Drives-Windows-7.jpg
    5. IF this is a NEWER problem then run System Restore and select a point prior the 'Sleep & Wake' issue.
    6. Virus scan {ESET is great and better than Norton} -> http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner



    When I tried doing as you suggested I kept getting an error message stating my request cannot be processed because I am using the system.
  5. On what item number from above?

    BIOS - let me put it this way, don't touch what you don't know. IF you choose Load Defaults or best Load Optimized if available you should have no sleep/resume issues from the BIOS.

    Run the report -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976034 and ignore the keyboard, mouse and USB if you have an 'media reader'. Most Sleep/Resume issues are S3/S4 related devices, OS corruption, and infrequently/indirectly due to S2/S3 state in the BIOS. By Defaults the BIOS should enable S3 state. IF you played around with power settings then look at the links and use the defaults.

    BIOS if ACPI Suspend Type -> S3(STR) fails the try the S1(POS) ; Sleep S3 is the 'ideal' setting.

    You can test sleep states with PassMark Sleeper -> http://www.passmark.com/products/sleeper.htm
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