Solved: Computer won't boot properly

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Elite_Predator

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I turned off the computer by pressing the power button (2nd time on the computer). When I tried turning it back on, the screen never loaded past the Dell logo. Strange thing is that the keyboard doesn't respond when I try hitting F11 or F3 (if I remember correctly) and there is no difference whether or not it is plugged in.

Right now I fear that the HDD is corrupt, but I want to see if there is something I can do instead of having it fixed/replaced.

I probably should mention that a certain sound is not made when I try to turn on the computer now.
 
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Try pressing f1 or delete key to get in to bios and run default settings.

Try reseting cmos (bios) with motherboard jumper/removing battery.
 

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Thing is, I don't think the keyboard is even receiving power from the comp.

Also, I don't quite understand what you mean by "Try reseting cmos (bios) with motherboard jumper/removing battery."? Explain?
 
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If you open the case and look on the motherboard you will see a small round battey.

There should be a small jumper near it to, with 3 pins, the jumper will be covering two of them.
 

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I fixed the problem.

What I have done is remove the RAM cards, dusted them a bit then re-inserted them (read this from somewhere else). What I don't get is how by turning of the computer by pressing the power button can cause a problem with the RAM.

Although I do appreciate the help. I may keep what you said in mind in the future should what I did doesn't work by then.
 
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