My computer took a hard fall yesterday. All of the USB plugs that were plugged in crashed to the inside, (we can hear them shaking inside), and the monitor plug broke. (The screws came off, the plug came out, etc.)
We tried to plug in a TV screen with a hdmi plug just to make sure the computer was still working. It made the "found new hardware" sound, but nothing came on display. This is a souped up computer. It has 2 TB of memory, and all the bells and whistles. It is only a month old. It is for work, and to watch security cameras for our main office.
I took it to a computer shop to get all of the stuff fixed that broke cosmetically. Since it made the found new hardware sound, I assumed maybe the video cards, or whatever, got broke also, so those would need to be replaced as well. The shop is trying to tell me that everything is gone on the computer, it is completely wiped out.
Do you think this is the case since it was still making the sounds? I don't know much about computers, but would it make the "found new hardware" sound when the TV screen was plugged in if the system was wiped out? I'm picking it up and taking it for a second opinion, but the shop is not happy with me now and I'm afraid they will sabatoge it so I want opinions before so I have a leg to stand on if they wipe out the computer. It has all of my most recent work information on there so I really need the information that would have been stored on there. And I was very pleased with the computer itself for everything to be gone. I was a dummy and did not back everything up for the past month. I've been fighting an illness also so I've not been as completely on my game as I should be. :(