What could go wrong? What could go wrong? I mean, seriously, what could possibly go wrong? I'm sure you've all had an experience or two where you asked yourself, taunting fate, what could go wrong, and if you were smart, you knew right then to run the fuck away from that idea. Unfortunately, you probably didn't, just like I didn't when I thought to myself "I think I'll backup my RAID array, wipe it, make a new array, and restore the backup; maybe that will make it run faster again." I even thought "I'll make two backups, just in case one of them gets corrupted; what could go wrong?" Well, I could be completely unable to reinstall Windows, or even to successfully write any files onto the new array -- that could go wrong. So the troubleshooting began. I replaced the cables, I pulled the drives out of the hot-swap bay and plugged them into the cables directly, I tried different RAID configurations, I replaced the controller with an identical spare, I tried using a single disk plugged into the motherboard (I could always expand it into a RAID later), I used multiple Windows install discs... "Windows cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupt: %windowsroot%\system32\hal.dll." ...every single time. Then eventually, I started getting a message telling me it couldn't read the HDD at all (regardless of which HDDs I tried to use, and regardless of combination), despite somehow being able to read the partition table and format the bitch over and over and over again. Nothing works; how can I get the computer up off its ass when the whole fucking thing is totally incapable of properly writing to disk, even when all of the parts have been substituted and the configuration has been changed? Maybe it's trying to tell me to let it die, and I should use the Dell Precision 530 I salvaged from work a few weeks ago instead. I don't know what to do.