I was doing a virus scan before class this morning (I don't know/think that this had anything to do with the problem), and I walked away to go eat breakfast and get ready to leave. When I came back I noticed my computer was off.
I figured the power went out or something, but I noticed everything else was on. My power strip is working because both monitors are on, but my PC isn't. I tried pressing the PC power button and couldn't get anything to happen.
I checked all the plugs and connections, all the power switches are on, and everything should be good to go. I am getting absolutely no signs of life when I hit the power button. I have no clue what to do to try and resolve this problem.
If there isn't an easy solution I'd rather not swap out parts. My PC is old and I'd prefer to upgrade rather than put a bandaid on the problem. However, I need to get all the files off my hard drive. I do freelance programming work and I have both my coding work and my school work on the hard drive.
So I guess what I'm asking is, if anyone can help get my computer booted up again AND/OR how I can restore all my files off a dead PC. I have other computers/laptops available if that would help.
Some basic stats about the PC:
Mobo: asus p4p800
CPU: 2.8ghz p4
Hard Drive: 120gb (forget brand/specs)
OS: Windows XP Pro
Let me know if you need any other info. I appreciate any help I can get, I've got comp sci work due on Friday and all my labs are already done, just sitting on my hard drive.
Edited by hamluis, 28 September 2011 - 11:55 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware.