So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives.
After trying just the USB with an IDE 3.5 drive USB only it did not power on I then used a desktop power supply (4 pin) to power the drive but then my laptop switched off and I am worried I have fried the laptop hard drive.
The IDE drive i used was set to primary so maybe this could have overwritten my laptops hard drive?
Now my laptop will not boot, when i press the power button the light power light flashes on and then off then the fan spins very loudly likes its overheated and stays like that.
Is it possible that a power surge has hit my laptop?