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Paul
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      11-17-2008
j wrote:
> My computer was running fine until I connected a device made by
> Hewlett-Packard called a "HP dvd movie writer dc3000" to it and began
> copying a movie.
>
> I was using the HP dvd movie writer for the first time, went to the store
> and came back an hour later and found the computer froze up with the image
> of the movie still on the monitor. I was unable to reboot the computer so I
> unplugged the computer's power cable, then plugged it back in and tried to
> reboot. The computer not only fails to reboot, it also fails to go through
> the bios and memory check. There is also a red led glowing on the
> motherboard that I've not noticed before, but it's possible that the red
> light has always been on and I just haven't noticed it. The processor fan
> comes on and so does the green light on the front of the computer.
>
> I took the hard drive out and put it into this old spare tower that I am
> using now and I'm not having any problems, so I'm sure that the problem is
> in the computer and not the drive. Does anyone know what the trouble may be?
> I can't imagine that the HP dvd movie making device could have damaged
> anything (it plugs into the usb port). The computer has a 2 gig processor
> and three 256 megabyte memory cards plugged into it, XP pro SP2 operating
> system. Thanks for the help.


What is the make and model number of the computer ?

Paul

 
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