All wires currently plugged in are the necessities + speaker wire-plug and wifi usb connector. Nothing else.
When pressing the button to start-up, the light turns on, fans turn on, but nothing else. Typically, the fans on my computer would start-up for a few seconds and boot up normally. Now, when pressing the button to start-up, the light turns on and the fan keeps going, for as much as hours until the noise becomes irritating and someone goes to power it down.
This computer is old, I admit. The only thing that currently concerns me is the files that I have not yet backed up, and I might end up losing, which is not good. Most of it is art that I MUST save, as it is for job purposes and cannot be lost.
My files and programs are backed up, but hard-worked files are not, please help!
I am at a total loss, and have no experience in this field at all.
pull the hard drive out put it in a caddy/another pc and back it up, as for pc, at 10 i think its best retired, pull the drive, if your info is still accesable thats where it is and give the rest a decent burial,