Arrived home from a weekend away to find a weird pattern on my display. Looked like an old tv with bad horozontal sync. Blue screen with white zigzag across it. No boot up, nothing.
Tried a different ps , still no boot up, but one time I got audio that sounded like "failure
CP (or) Tp test...over & over. After several more tries, that msg went away, but still no joy. Now, when i press the start button, the HDD's (raid array) spins up, HDD LED shows no activity, the the machine turns itself off after about 20 seconds
I also swapped out the CPU, no change. I did find a few caps on the video board with split tops & starting to ooze electrolyte.
The machine is a P4 2.8Ghz running XP in Raid one configuration. My question is: I have info on the HDD's that I really don"t want to lose. It might be time to upgrade, but I want to use my old HDD's & don't want to lose the data on them. Can this be done & how?
Thank you for your time,