Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:24 AM
that old of a computer its hard to tell without playing around with it. is the video card dedicated or integrated? if its a dedicated, does the mobo have an integrated card? if so, take out the dedicated card and just try it with the integrated and see if it works. if your running off an integrated card, or if there is none well thats a bit tricky without having another on hand. since it started happening after you plugged in the hard drive, that would leave one to think motherboard, though I don't think so. what your describing sounds like a video card issue, either with a driver or bad card. if I had to guess, I would say video card, but that is just a guess.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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