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Got a new hdd 250gb sata for xps 600 the pc can't recognized it

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The solution for this problem is simple. I experienced it when I changed my HD last year. You need to download a SATA driver form nvidia for your motherboard. Make sure you have it on a floppy drive. Then when reinstalling the OS, on the blue screen at start, up press F6 when prompted. Then when it asks you, load the floppy driver. Problem solved. 100%

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If you added the hard drive in addition to your current drive, make sure the sata connector on your hard drive is enabled in your BIOS. You should see which function key to press to get into the BIOS when your system is first booting up (might say F2 for setup, or something of that nature). You should find a catagory to enable the different SATA connectors on your motherboard. If that is not the issue, make sure the jumpers on the drive are set up correctly. Here is a link to set the on how to set the jumper.

The PC could possibly be trying to assign a drive letter to the drive that is already in use. Right click on My Computer, select Manage, select disk management, see if your new drive is listed. If it is, you can right click on the drive, then select change drive letter, and change it to a letter that is not already in use.

Let me know if you still needing assistance.

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The sata connector was probably disabled in the BIOS to prevent you from getting a missing drive error on startup before this was installed. Press F2 at the Dell Splash screen to enter BIOS setup, come down to Drives and change the setting for the sata connector to ON. When you reboot go back into the BIOS setup and it should report the Drive ID and capacity.

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