Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:59 PM
A coworker of mine was working on her computer (data entry and such, nothing to overload the computer) when (this is what she told me) Windows popped up an error message saying there had been a power surge and to click a button for more info. When she tried, the mouse didn't work so she cut the power.
Now when the machine is turned on, the BIOS will start but will beep very rapidly and Windows doesn't even begin to load.
I connected the hard drive as a slave to another computer and was able to access the data thereon, so the drive wasn't affected as you might expect with a power surge.
Any ideas on whether or not the computer can be repaired and if so, how?