This seems to happen to me a lot lately, anyway i fried my hd while trying out a new motherboard, turns out it was bad the mb not the hd, i didnt realise this untill i tried to put the hd back in my old mb which at that time worked(the mb not hd). Dell sent me another hd, twice as big as a matter of fact (love thoes guys) and now the mb wont load. the fans and all will run and leds will light up. but nothing will show up on the screen. Took out all the exp cards unplugged all the drives. even reset the cmos all to no good. (how do you spell availe?) the post lights on the back will not light as well, so it seems that the load sequence dosent even make it to the bios. Cosequently this is also what happened to my new motherboard. As far as I am aware im doing nothing wrong with the installations, maybe you guys can catch me at something. I pulled the HD before I had the system unplugged and I thing thats what did that in, but I did nothing bad to the Old MB except put it in the closet for a few days. Is there anything that could bring it out of its slump? or is it just bad?