First, undo recent changes. If you've added or removed new hardware, altered CMOS settings, or installed new software, there's a good chance those changes are the cause of your problems. A PC that's been running well and hasn't been altered won't die suddenly, in general. So if your problems can't be solved by obvious solutions--like plugging in an unplugged power cord--try returning your PC to its original, pre-troubled configuration.
Of course, problems do sometimes arise without overt provocation. Hard disks crash, chips burn out, and monitors eventually expire. Software, too, can be corrupted. A power failure or an accidental press of the reset button can shut Windows down improperly, damaging key files, and that can lead to all kinds of trouble
by Cariad edited by dbmaven
last modified: 2003-09-05 11:00:21