Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:39 PM
Windows XP Pro, SP 2
intel core 2 duo
3 gig DDR
Hello everyone. Well, about a week ago we had a storm. Did not lose power but computer was affected. Went in room, blank screen, rebooted computer. Computer was taking forever to boot once it got to my desktop. After a few tries, I unhooked all usb devices and it booted up. Seemed ok but I did not rehook my printer etc. Realized that my lan connection was gone. Was a yellow warning next to my NIC in device mag=nager along with an error about the device not being able to work. Everything else seemed fine so I went and bought a NIC. I then decided to check things further before I installed the new card and that's when I realized that I have no usb or memory card drives showing up in my computer. None of them respond when I out anything in. I then found out I have no longer have sound either. Says it cannot play file due to there being no sound device or something along those lines. I also found it that my cd/dvd drive will not play anything either though it does show up as a listed drive under my computer. My hard drive seems fine. I have not lost any files, folders or anything from it. I just have no other drives, no sound and no way to get online or back anything up. So...where do I go from here. Is it my motherboard, is it something else. Is it everything? What do you recommend and how do I do whatever it is you recommend. Is there a way I can still get some things off this computer atleast. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.