New set of speakers bricked my computer
I have a strange issue. I stupidly hooked up a new set of speakers to my computer, while the computer was still on and accidentally plugged them into the wrong jack. It froze my computer and I haven't been able to boot linux since. This includes live CDs as well as from hard drive.
Interestingly enough, Windows 8 still boots and works. However, I still consider my computer bricked...
Could I have damaged my motherboard in some way when I connected the speakers to the wrong jack? If so, how is Windows still working?
This is a computer that I put together myself, so it has a BIOS motherboard.