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Dimension 5100 wont power up

Computers on all the time. went to move the mouse and nothing happened(computer froze). ctrl alt del. tried to power back up and power light flashes amber.green light on mother board is lit and i get numbers 2 & 3 on the front. could it be the hard drive and can i transfer data from the old one to the new one

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Check powersupply, boot into recovery console and run chkdsk /r if able, and yes you can mirror the drive and recover data. may also be able to do repair install.

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