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.