This is the problem. While on the internet properties page trying to change the internet connection from broadband to dial up I erased the username and password of the pc and did not replace it with anything. Just left the spaces blank. I also changed the connection default from broadband to dial-up and checked the automaticly detect conection box. Then restarted pc to see if the changes I made took effect.
(This was my old pc I gave to a friend)The pc first booted to the black screen showing installed video card like always, then to the screen that just says compaq which also shows the F1 setup and F10 recovery options at the bottom but that is all the farther the pc will boot up. It does not continue to the welcome screen or go to the desktop screen. I tried using the F10 option but the keyboard is unresponsive. It appears no power is going to it. For instance, if you press the cap lock button the cap lock light on keyboard does not light. Also, if you plug a flash drive into one of the usb ports the light on the flashdrive does not light up. The tower can be turned on/off by the power switch. Disk drive bays open and close but don't run anything.
Even though I gave the pc to my friend I feel so bad because he spent some money upgrading the ram. PC was running normal until I messed with it. Please, I need help on what to do.
Is there anything that can be done to get back into the system so it can be used again. I would be so very grateful if somebody can help.
I also promise not to mess with it again once it is fixed if it can be. Tried calling HP tech support but they refused to help because pc is older than 5 yrs. They just said to go buy a new pc. This was very discouraging. They don't want to help, they just want more money.
Please bare in mind any answer would have to explained to me in very layman and basic langauge or it will be over my head.
Thank you again for listening to my problem.
Edited by kneedeepinsnow, 19 March 2011 - 08:01 PM.