Man, just hit the back button and erased my entire post. =/ Well, here goes lol.
Let me start off by retelling what happened. Specs will follow. My computer was built by me in Oct 2007 and was working perfectly up until....
I have a hard drive from a previous computer that I hadn't gotten my information off yet. I unhooked mine and hooked this one up, only to turn it on and have nothing happen. After about 15 seconds I smelled burning and immediately powered down and removed the hard drive. The smell was coming from the hard drive I had attempted to hook up.
Deeming my information a total loss, I hooked my hard drive back up and turned on the computer after making sure all connections were secure. Nothing happened. Except an incessant beeeeeeeep beep beep...... beeeeeep beep beep. Over and over. I couldn't see if there was anything going on with startup because my monitor (stupidly) does not power on until the computer is booted.
So my question is, what did I do? Did I fry my processor? My ram? It seems that all fans are going.
By the way, I just turned on the computer and it is running fine. I'm wondering if it will freeze up again.
Either way, I would still like to know what happened for future reference, and if it does freeze again.
My specs are :
The hard drive I tried to hook up is Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300R0
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 6000+
Mushkin 3.0 Ghz 2 gig ram
GEFORCE 8600 GT
any more information needed I will be happy to provide.
I appreciate any information, thanks for reading my story!
Edited: Also, if there is any way to salvage the information on my other hard drive I would love to know
Edited by Saphellae, 06 May 2008 - 11:06 AM.