Something caused a power supply failure in Acer 280. runnig XP pro
Had a electic storm and all power was out. So I guess that to be the cause. Regardless Bought a new power supply and installed.
Computer will not boot. Says to insert disk.Then it Says Inf file txtsetup is corrupt or missing.
I'm hoping the hard drive is Ok but is it?
I had another Hd pugged in as external with backup files
I tried installing that HD but got the same result.
I don't want to format the drive if it has been damaged Hope to recover files one way or another
So the questions are: when I lost the power supply, did it also destroy both drives?
Is there a recovery tool (free?) to recover files from a dead drive
Any help would be appreciated. If I lost both drives, The second one was backup files. I learned a valuable lesson, don't leave backup plugged in
I've gotten great help here before, Hoping someone can help again