"puff of smoke"
That's never a good sign and any number of parts can start to fail after the new supply is fitted.
Par for the course.
A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting by my computer, which wasn't even turned on, and it let off a loud bang, a lot like a cap gun. And when I looked at my tower, a small puff of smoke came out of the power supply fan. So I took out my power supply and took the case off, only to find that a resistor had exploded inside the power pack. So today I bought a new power pack and installed it.
But now, my computer won't boot up. It gives me the "boot disk error, pleace replace system disk and press enter" message. So, I put in my Windows 98 Boot Disk and tried to start my computer with CD-Rom support. But it wouldn't work, it said that there was no FAT32 partition on my hard drive. So I tried using FDISK to create a disk partition, and now it's telling me that there is no fixed disk present.
But I just bought a new hard drive about 6 months ago! So my question is, is the hard drive really shot, or did I pick up a virus somewhere?