Lost it all again. No backups. I was playing Sims 2 and decided to quit. Right after that Direct X 9 quit. Then my screen went blank and my monitor began to cycle through all of the possible channels it has (3) for an adequate signal. HDMI is fine, that's the good ol' 360. Digital is out, nothing connected. Analog is dead. I try several methods to get my computer to do a soft reset, but am left with a hard reset as my only option. Powers back up, starts loading windows, blue screen. Does the same shit over and over again until I try to diagnose the problem. PC doctor says it's error HD521-2W. Couldn't log in as an admin to fix it, I was continuously brought back to the loading Windows screen and then a BSOD. Had to make the decision to do a full system format and recovery. Starting from scratch again. Unfortunately I can't afford a new HD, so I guess I'm stuck with this one til it fails again. Can't get the old data from it. All of those reenacting pics with Joe...it sucks.