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michaelyonis

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Hi, I recently bought a Western Digital 80GB hard drive to put into my computer (last hard drive died on me). I put the drive disk into my comp and turned it on, but its not even showing the monitor is connected. The monitor light is still yellow like its not hooked up. what do i need to do to get my computer working?

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make sure that you didn't nock any cables out during the install of the drive...also make sure that your ram and video card are seated properly...also...do you have onboard video? or an expansion video card (agp, Pci, pcie, etc..)..or both?
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I have both but i'm trying to use the onboard one for now, the other is a pci
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ok...weere you using the pci before replacing the drive?

if so..turn the machine off and unpllug it...take the cmos battery out for a minute...then put it all back together...then try booting using the onboard graphix
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i bought the pci one when i bought the hard drive and put them in at the same time
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let's take the pci card out all together then...let's get as few variables as possible...
also..is this new drive to replace your primary drive?
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ok, i'll take out the pci and yes the hard drive is to replace my primary. the primary one died one me
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ok, the PCI video card is out, but the computer is still doind the same thing anyone else know what might be wrong/what i can do to fix it?
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