Well yesterday i was happily typing away on my normally well behaved xp computer when in a google search, the typing stopped and i could not get any response from the computer - tried the task manager but couldnt get anything at all!! last resort was i thought to switch off. so i did that
switched on again...it switched itself off within seconds. tried again nothing...just the HDD light on constant orange.. switched off, on again and it started to boot up fine and got to the desktop fine...Phew i thought-then it switched itself off!!!
Since then i have tried to switch on, and all i get is the fans working fine, main light (green) and hdd light (orange) on constant, also internal green light on the MB on. I have established that the K/board, Monitor and the mouse are not functioning from the rear outputs of the case, however the mouse works (lights up at least) from the front USB's. Now i dont have a lot of expierience with this kind of failure, but have tried reseating the ram and various cables
how can i save the contents of the HDD
can anybody shed a bit of light on this? thanks a million