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Tried Installing new Hard Drive, Now no picture

A few years back, I bought a secondary hard drive and tried to install it. I followed the directions and my computer never came back on.

I just tried to install the original hard drive, alone, and still have the same problem. The fans are running. I can hear the hard drive. I believe I have all the cables connected properly. I even reinstalled my old video card, in case its a video problem, but still nothing.

The monitor still turns on, when the video is unplugged, it says "NO SIGNAL", normally.....but when I plug it in, it goes blank and the LCD goes orange, as if the computer is off.

I don't know what's going on. Maybe something is not connected right? Are there any cables I may have disconnected or reconnected wrong?

I appreciate any help.

ywae84@aim.com

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  • ywae84 Feb 24, 2009

    Its so akward. I read a few other solutions last night before I went to my pc and I figured out the problem.

    Thanks for the help, but you can still help me with somethin.

    I installed the second drive. It shows up on the Devices list, but not under my computer. At the initial start up, it asked me what to do about the new drive.

    I prompted for "Set Up" but it just took me to windows.

    It detected the drive and all that, but I can't see it or use it.

    I have the DVD drive as the secondary master and the second hard drive as the slave. Is this a problem? The DVD shows up in My Computer, I haven't tried a dvd yet....

    Also, My original drive is 60 gigs and the RAM is 256.....my second drive is 160 gigs. Is this gonna be a problem, or can my pc handle the size? I plan on putting alot of videos and photos on the second drive.

    Thanks for responding so quickly.


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See the hardrive cables and also check that jumpers in hard drive just connect one hard drive at a time first ok set jumpers to master settings and then try if the problem persists

Try changing RAM it is the main culprit if ur computer is unable to boot and ur vga is ok as u told me

pls do rate me if it helps or fixed ur prob

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Feb 25, 2009

    i dont think that u can set this hard drive as slave to the DVD master pls try opposite and tell me other wise why dont u make it slave with the Primary Master how many hard drives u want to connect tell me

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