I just joined DaniWeb and this is my first post here.
I could really use everyone's collective expertise here and I would truly appreciate it because I am totally stumped by what happened.
I have an HP Pavillion runnning Windows XP, nothing very fancy. My wife was working in her office at home and handed me a 1GB Thumb drive and gave me some files to transfer onto the HP Pavillion PC.
I took the USB 2.0 Thumb Drive and out it into one of 3 USB 2.0 ports on the front of the PC. Immediately the cursor/mouse locked up. I rebooted the system, but nothing happened.
I have since rebooted the PC numerous times. The power light comes on , I hear the fans all start-up, but the HD never kicks on and the keyboard never lights up or initializes. Of course, no video output whatsoever to the monitor. Yes, the monitor works fine.
I have pressed F1 repeatedly and removed the batttery and reinstalled it. I have also unplugged and replugged the HD power and connections and pressed every board and memory chip back in.
Could the Thumb Drive actually caused some short or issue, I am totally not knowing what to do or try next. I took the Thumb Drive back and had my wife plug it in and it works fine as well.
Any help or directions would be greatly appreciated.