Dell Problem after power outage. please help asap

By dyedblew86
Dec 12, 2007
  1. hi. we have a brand new dell with windows vista, just bought a few weeks or so ago. im not sure which version because im not home. last night my cousin was on it and we had a power outage for a brief second and the computer went out. we didnt try to turn it back on right away so a few hours later, i turned it on and the tower came on but the monitor wouldnt. so i reseted the surge protector a few times then the monitor came on. so the computer gets to the dell screen and then freezes. i cant open the set up menu or nothing. i dont even think the keyboard is on. and i noticed on the tower, there is a number 2 3 and 4 lit up and they stay lit. i can open the cd tray by the way, it blinks and all. im not really smart in the computer field so could someone please help asap? i have to get off this computer soon. im sorry. does anyone think it might be the surge protector? everything else plugged into it works though. please help.
  2. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Look in your owner's manual what the error code is for the lights that are lit.
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