Once I was seven years old
Was getting ready to post a reply here today and my old Compaq computer froze up today. Pretty normal for that old thing. So I had to hold in the power button to restart. Only this time it won't boot. The computer is running Windows ME - P3 933 MHz. 10 years old. I tried several things. Boot Disk. Recovery Disk. The computer hard drive spins a time or two (light stays on for about 5-10 seconds then goes out) and all I can get is the Compaq logo to come up on the monitor and the cursor blinking in the top left hand corner. Can't even boot in safe mode. I pulled the fan off and it was caked with dust and the P3 chip was pretty hot. So, I don't really know what is messed up. Hard drive? Processor? My real concern is hoping I can get all of my years of info off the hard drive (should have known better:nono. Pretty sure I can't run it slave on this XP computer, right? Just looking for some ideas as to what the issue may be.