Thank you for reading my question. I have a 1 year old laptop running vista on which I just upgraded the hard drive yesterday. I was able to use the recovery disks and add all of my old programs with out a hitch. The Laptop worked perfectly.
I then took the new functional hard drive out, and put the old functional hard drive back in the laptop to get some last pieces of data. The laptop wouldn't boot. I tried putting the new hard drive back in to the laptop but the computer still wouldn't boot. I tried reseating the hard drive and the RAM a few times still no luck.
The computer powers on and I hear it check the DVD drive. The LED light for showing its powered up comes on but the LED that shows the hard drive is working does not. I can hear the either hard drive spinning but no sound of it retrieving data. The motherboard only supports one hard drive at a time. Any ideas? Thanks again.
The hard drive light stays on when the hard drive is being accessed. In this case my hard drive was not being accessed so there was no light. I did find a solution though. I read it on another forum. I never thought it would work.
I rubbed a clean pencil eraser on both sides of the connection point on the Ram. How in the heck the ram got involved I don't know. Static electricity I guess. Lo and behold when I put the newly erased ram back in my laptop it worked perfectly. The link below is where I found this solution.