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Did I blow my hard drive?


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nitroexpress476

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Dear Experts,

 

I have an older computer with Windows XP Professional and I have an IDE hard drive. I am not verry good on these issues, so I am asking your help.

 

Yesterday while using the computer, I noticed that the lights on the face of the case did not work. Since I have a clear plastic panel on the operating side of the case, I noticed that a two prong plug was disconnected.

 

I removed the transparent side of the case to connect the wire to the plug. When I did so, there was a small spark and the computer shut down.

 

Since that has happened, when I start the computer, it moves along for a momant and the displays the message " DISK BOOT FAILURE - INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND HIT ENTER"

 

I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I RUINED THE HARD DRIVE?

 

Please let me know when you can. Thank you in advance for your help.

 


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Ztruker

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More likely the power supply, but try this.

 

Can you boot to BIOS Setup?

 

If yes, does it show the hard drive.


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