i just had the same problem last night.
was surfing the web fine one moment, left the desk for dinner, came back half an hour later and saw a blank screen (black).
rebooted the machine, bios posted, drives detected, but doesn't boot to windows, hangs in a same blank screen (black).
i took out the hdd, connect it to a esata docking station, connect to my laptop and try to do a disk management, but the drive is not found...
was about to give up and going to rma it, but remember the bios posting, so i plug it back into my desktop. took out my win7 setup disc and boot using the cd. windows setup could see the drive and partitions properly.
so i just formatted the c (system drive) and reinstall windows from fresh. lucky for me, all my data and backups are in the 2nd and 3rd partition.
anybody can advise why this happened? in particular, i am curious
- why the harddisk wasn't detected when i connect it to my laptop using a docking station?
- what was the failure/problem that cause it to be still detected in bios, but doesn't boot into windows?
i am still in the process of resintalling back all my stuffs, but while doing that, was hoping to see if i can find some answers to what was my harddisk problem, so i came here