I really need help on where to start determining what I fried. My computer info is in my profile. I was rerouting my power cables to make my case look cleaner; there was one female molex power end (unused) that must have been touching the bottom of the bay where my harddrive is installed because when I started up the computer I heard what sounded like an arcing sound and my computer immediately shut down. I moved the molex cable away from any metal surface and started the computer back on by first flipping the switch on the back of the power supply. Everything powers up, the fans all run, the power supply lights up, power is going to the motherboard and my optical drive and harddrive. However, instead of powering up and then going off so I can turn the computer on with the power switch, it stays on. The activity lights on one set of ram (dual channel 1 Gig) don't light up at all; the activity lights on the other gig of ram light up only for a second and then go out completely. The computer just sits there and I don't hear the hardrive turning at all. I'm wondering how I could have gotten an arc from the molex when the metal ends are inset and weren't actually touching any metal surface. More to the point, I don't know where to start in figuring out what part of the computer is fried . . . the harddrive, the ram, the motherboard? Any help would be appreciated. I forgot to mention that my power button and reset buttons don't function at all anymore.