Posted 30 May 2006 - 01:47 PM
SO... my computer is a little less than 3 years old, eMachines desktop, with Windows XP... about a week ago I realized some things weren't showing up on my start menu. then, friday night, i was typing and the keyboard started entering mulutiple keystrokes- not sticking, just being erratic. I'd press a key and my wallpaper started changing, completely wrong signals. Then, it stopped working. I turned my computer off, no signs of overheating as far as i knew, and turned it back on to get the black error screen at start up saying "floppy disks fail (80)" press F1 to continue. sometimes f1 works, sometimes it doesn't. Yes, i had spilled something, but about 2 months ago- bought new keyboard, worked for several hours, could get past the error screen and then there's a screen talking about booting from CD... finally got back, worked for a while, then the next day, the brand new keyboard started flashing all its lights and i was lucky if one or two keystrokes were made. turned it off, tried old keyboard, same old problems... have been messing with it for a day or so, with long breaks in between. yesterday was starting and restarting, neither keyboard working, then smelled it overheating and turned it off and unplugged it.
My questions are, what is this?!
and, how much should i spend to fix this, if all i really need is my hard drive ? what is the liklihood that the hard drive is damaged? and how do you go about removing a hard drive and encasing it for use on maybe a new laptop?
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH any any any help would be really greatly appreciated.. thank you!