After 3 hours the power was back on. I then tried to boot up but it only got as far as the WinXP logo screen, then it tries to restart all over.
I tried a recovery CD from the mfg.
This gets me to the desktop but it takes over 5 min.
I have no 'Start' button on desktop. To get to a program I have to go through task manager "Ctrl+Alt+Del"
All programs and files seem to be there but none can be accessed including 'Restore'.
Going to F8 at start up yeilds the same result.
No internet either even though I can access through a second PC on the same network.
I'm open for suggestions!