Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
I ordered a Western Digital 500GB IDE internal hard drive. Hooked everything up per directions.(i think, i am new at this) And fired up the ole Dell Dimension 3000, Windows XP Home...and the hard drive is nowhere to be found. In my own trouble shooting, I tried the different jumper settings, from master to slave to cable setting. Still would not show up. Speed on the hard drive was 7200. 80GB is what came with the computer. Is this hard drive too big and has to go back? Or is it something else? It now looks like I got in very much over my head.
I’m assuming that you have an IDE hard disk drive ribbon cable with 2 connectors on it. One connector is for the primary or master drive. The other is for a secondary or slave drive. Return all jumper settings to cable select (CS) settings. Connect the 500 to the slave connector and power on computer and enter the set up (BIOS) menu by tapping the F2 key. Hold down the <Alt> key and depress the <E> then the <F> keys in succession. This will force the motherboard to load default settings and also force the motherboard to redetect all IDE devices. Note: The selection for the floppy drive will be reset to ON. If you do not have one then you must disable floppy in set up (BIOS) menu.
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