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Old 05-02-2007, 12:24 AM   #11
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Hmm . . . Does the video card have a power plug that was disconnected? That could cause the video to go blank at Windows start up.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:32 AM   #12
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If you connected the power to the drive while the computer was on you may have damaged the drive's controller board. Rma the drive.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:05 AM   #13
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Not necessarily. Most, if not all SATA drives are hot swappable. Which means you connect and disconnect them while the system is running.
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Can you boot into safe mode?
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