My neighbor brought me his mom's Dell OptiPlex 755 with XP Pro. The only details I have on it are: (1 That it was "Hacked" at her home (somehow, neither of them can tell me exactly what happened other than it was from one night to the next morning); 2)"She cannot boot or connect to the Internet." OK, I have not met her but I know neither of them are "techies".
Here's as far as I've been able to get:
It boots to the desktop, eventually, but there is no mouse or keyboard (both are USB-There are no PS2 ports). They both show power but apparently the drivers are gone - I have verified them both on my PC and both are good.
The keyboard works in BIOS and I tried reloading the defaults based on a thread I found on another forum. It did not work, obviously. There's not much else the BIOS lets you do, not that I really think that's the issue anyway.
I'm guessing I'm just going to have to reload the OS unless I can miracle up an emergency boot disk for this computer, right?
My thought for the winter:
Anyone who has written lamentations about the ol' North Wind obviously has never lived on the Eastern shore of Lake Erie
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