Attepted to add a new hardrive now, monitor won't register
Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:48 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:23 PM
As for the monitor problem, check that you haven't dislodged the graphics card it plugs into. Give it a firm but careful push down into the slot at both ends.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 03:57 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:17 PM
Just looking over your shoulders, Did I read this correctly?
I was told not to unplug my computer when adding the hardrives
Does this mean you DID NOT shut the computer off and installed the drive while it was running?
Or did you just leave the powercord in with computer OFF and did the work? Bad news if the computer was running when doing the drive install. Most likey caused a electrical short on the Main board. Highly unlikely it can be repaired.
One other thought, if your computer has more than one video connection try each one of them. Since you reset the Bios to defaults the machine may be configured now that the on board is the primary adaptor.
Edit: to correct some spelling errors.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:39 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:19 PM
Install your vista with the disk you own, use the key that you have. If and when it fails to authenticate, follow the instructions the installation routine will provide you.
This requires usually a phone call to Microsoft in which you will speak to a representative. Then you will be given the chance to explain you changed motherboards because of a failure. They will provide you with a new key code in which to finish the installation and activate the software.
If any of this is not clear, have a computer shop of good reputation do this for you.
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