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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:21 PM
This sounds like a severe hardware problem. The power cords melting should have been a clue. A bad power supply can destroy virtually everything or anything in the computer. I suspect that your best bet would be to start looking for a new one, although I tend towards seeing more problems than there actually are. Not being able to find a boot device in this case is not likely to be a software problem. It needs somebody to physically open the case and look for burned or damaged components, and laptops are notoriously hard to work on. (If I had it, I'd probably consider it a fun project to tear it apart and try to save it. I'm writing this on an Acer Aspire desktop that was headed for the dump when I rescued it.)
I have a Deskmate laptop running Windows XP Professional, bought it on ebay, used, of course, and it has run pretty well for a good 6-months or so (aside from melting the power cords,
Well, it has 4-USB ports on the side, which have been dying off 1 by 1, and when something is plugged into the dead ports by mistake,
"searching for boot record from cdrom...not found", and then....
"boot failure - reboot and select proper boot device or insert bood media in selected boot device, press any key when ready".
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