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Nothing Works plugged into computer pls help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CollinB, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. CollinB

    CollinB Thread Starter

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    Hey. Well lemme tell you how it all started. I was downloading World Of Warcraft when my brother asked me if he could use my mouse. I let him and when he gave it back to me and i plugged it in, it didn't work. So I restarted my comuter and it still didn't work. I shut the computer down unplugged everything and when i plugged it back in, nothing was working. The mouse was lit up but it didn't work. THe monitor didn't work. The keyboard didn't work. So now i'm thinking this might be a virus but how do i fix a virus when i can't get on my computer??? Please help! I don't wanna buy a new computer.
     
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    Does the computer turn on with the mouse unplugged? Any pins bent on th mouse or now on the keyboard? I doubt its a virus, there are very few viruses that affect hardware and most of those are older ones that I haven't seen in many years.

    Oh, and if its a PS2, round type connector mouse, then you have to plug or unplug it only when the computer is powered off; never when on.
     
  3. CollinB

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    ill go try that now its not a ps2 its a usb though but ill unplug everything than turn the computer on. Thank you pls keep posting!
     
  4. CollinB

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    Alright i did that and the monitor still doesnt turn on and i unplugged everything (except the monitor) also i forgot to add that my brother has a similar problem but his mouse and stuff works but he cant log on. We share the same network. Please reply!
     
  5. Triple6

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    I would trying clearing the CMOS settings using the Clear CMOS jumper located on the motherboard.
     
  6. CollinB

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    alright now will this completely clear my harddrive or something? sorry im not very expirienced with computers
     
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    No, it'll just clear the BIOS settings. The data on your hard drive will not be affected.
     
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    okay thank you!!!
     
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