Good lord I hate this thing.
OK, guess what? My good computer is on the fritz. Maybe it's worse than that. Last night my antivirus told me there was a major update, so I installed it. When it finished, it told me to press "Yes" to restart. Well I was done with the computer for the night, and pressed "No" so I could just shut it down myself. Now I am unsure weather this that is related to the current problem or not, but here is what happened this morning. I turn the computer on. All is fine. I get to the Windows XP user selection screen. All is fine. I select my name and enter the password. BSOD'd!!!
Now my usual corse of action after a BSOD is to restart the computer (which is what the OS would do for me if I hadn't disabled it). So I hit the power button, and it goes off. Only something is different. The light on the front turned off. This light never turns off unless it is blinking, or the power goes out. Well the power isn't out. So I shrug it, and press the button. Nothing happens... at all.
So now I have a computer that won't even feed itself electricity. What's worse, is that I had 2 YEARS of un-backed-up programming and internet surfing stored in it! I think I know what the first thing I'll do is once/if I get it working. Now I think I recall hearing of something in computers (a fuse?) to help protect against surges or something. I'm no hardware expert. Perhapse this thing just blew? Is it replacable? How do I replace it? What do I replace it with? And since it is Thanks-for-nothing-giving, Best Buy isn't open. SOMEONE HELP ME BEFORE I GO INSANE! ... sorry.
So unless I can get this fixed, I've lost all my War files. Spike, you better start praying this I can repair this.
Any tips and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.