Hi guys I am new here and apologize if the question has been already asked (really tired after spending entire night fixing it up to actually search for my peculiar problem).. OK all I needed to do was to clean up case fans of my two PCs and possibly swap the fans as one made substantially loud noise compared to the other since I used the louder PC more often. One of the DVD/RW wasn't working so I took the IDE cables out and back in (I sort of played with the IDE cables with both PCs). All this was done with power cord pulled. So now a sad irony prevents both my PCs to boot. The lights on CPU turn on as normal and if I plug the CD/DVD ROM to the IDE cables, the also light up briefly. I worked on a carpet. Could static have damaged both my PCs? I am sure the IDE1 cable is plugged onto my hard disk and IDE2 to CD ROMs. Both PCs don't post, there is nothing on my monitor. Please help. I am sure the problem is unique because both are acting similarly. Many thanks in advance.