So this all began when my girlfriend was playing the Sims while booted to windows. The game started to jitter and become unstable, as i'm sure most of you know the sims usually does. All of a sudden she got the windows BSOD and it told her it was dumping the VRAM. When we tried to start it back up the HD wouldn't mount and all I was getting was the blinking question mark folder. It wouldn't register in target disk mode on my brothers mac mini and i could only boot from a the leopard disc after the folder came up which usually took 3-4 minutes. Once booted i ran disk utility and there was no HD...anywhere. I tried everything i could find while searching here and other resources. I took it to the apple store yesterday and had one of the geniuses take a look at it. He pulled out their magic little firewire drive with the diagnostic tools on it and it wouldn't even boot that. He found it very odd that it wouldn't boot the drive and that it would only boot the disc after the folder came up and the drive ejected the disc. So obviously the HD is dead and i knew that before i even took it in, i was just wondering if anyone else has had any of these problems or if anyone has any insight on what could have happened. I'm anxious to see if this is a common problem with these or not. Thanks!