|I was replacing an outlet and accidentally turned off the wrong breaker briefly while trying to find the right one. When I did that the tower computer turned off. I have my own home network - tower computer I use as a server and printer connected to it, with a wifi to my laptop which I use for everything. |
The tower is in an unheated bedroom which is pretty chilly (about 52 degrees) but I doubt it's cold enough to cause a problem.
Anyway, I wanted to print and discovered that the network wasn't seeing the tower computer. I went up and tried to boot up the tower. The power comes on, the optical drives blink and spin, but by the time the logo flashes on my monitor, I can hear the whine of the fans already beginning to wind down. All I get is the maker's logo on my screen with the <F2 for Bios> message (which does not work). I tried putting a bootable disk in the optical drives. No luck. I repeated the process a number of times. I have had this happen before and it eventually booted, but doesn't seem to be doing so now. Any suggestions?
I don't remember whether I'm running XP Home or XP Pro on that machine. I'm lost without it. Please help.