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No, nothing is happening. Just a short grinding noise that repeats about every 10 seconds or so.
Yes, I realize that pulling the cord is not good but I wanted to make sure that it was completely down. I traced the noise to the DVD drive by unplugging it and then replugging it at the connection in back coming from the power supply. The noise goes away, but it still will not boot up. Any more thoughts?
I do not hear anything from the hard drive. Two fans rotate for a couple seconds and then stop. About 10 seconds later, they cycle again. This repeats but I never hear the hard drive and nothing comes up on either of the dual screens.
I have had it for a couple of years. The interesting thing is that this has been an intermittent problem (happened before now and then). I would let it sit for a while powered down and then retry and apparently would just get lucky. I am now hoping that will happen just one more time so that I can get another "current" backup of the files.
Thanks Cris. I appreciate your help and especially the tip on connecting the hard drive to another PC. If the hard drive is ok, can I just purchase a new computer and install this existing hard drive as a second drive for the new computer?