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I doubt you lost all your data. You may have damaged a few boot-time files - that could prevent a boot - but if you're unable to boot from your recovery disk (assuming it's not scratched, etc. and that you've done so before - then I'd say there is some other problem going on.
It may be related to the power supply or other hardware in the computer. You should pay attention to the POST (power on self test) beep code and then compare it with what your manufacturer says they mean. This should be your first step. Make sure you're getting a good POST, then go from there. You might have to remove as many expansion cards as you can to determine if a fault lies with one other them. Reinstall one at a time to narrow down the faulty board. You should also take this opportunity to vacuum dust and dirt from te case and ventilation slots. Resist the temptation to blow it out - as that only forces dust and dirt deeper still into components. Make sure all fans spin freely and rotate when powered up - don't forget the one inside the power supply. There are other things to do too - these are just for starters. Hopefully, you won't have to go further than this.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
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