Okay, not much else is mentioned about the system so I would assume you have one CD/DVD drive and now two HDDs and your new HDD is still set to factory default of "Cable Select" or CD, if not and the new hard drive is a replacement for a damaged OS (Operating System) drive, then you need to insert the Windows OS Installation
disk prior to booting and set the system to check your CD-ROM before checking Hard disks, for the OS.
First off if IDE, you have a ribbon that resembles this [====[========[
the furthest to the right would be what plugs into you motherboard,
being the one with the furthest distance between itself and the next
plug/connector.The one on the other end is for the Master drive and teh middle one is for Slave.
If only one HDD, then the jumper for the new drive needs to be set to Master and the CD/DVD-ROM needs to be set to Slave.
- If two HDDs & one CD/DVD Rom, On the primary IDE Controller,
set the OS HDD to Master, the CD/DVD-Rom to Slave & put the second
HDD on the secondary IDE Controller as Master.
- If two HDDs & 2 CD/DVD-Roms they must be set up on totally different
IDE controllers to cancel out the chance of cross-communication. This
happens on some systems because of having two CD/DVD Roms and/or two
IDEs. So, we set the OS HDD to Master on the Primary IDE Controller & we set the CD/DVD-Rom to Master on the second IDE controller and the
I would normally say that three beeps from the motherboard itself would
be either graphics card or memory problems, normally solved by simply
pulling either or both and reseating them. Wear Nitrile gloves (the
blue ones) to keep oils and static charge from damaging the components,
ground yourself &/or touch the case before and while pulling the
components. Check this site for "Post Codes" if the beeps are coming
from the MoBo... if you have Award BIOS (should show what BIOS brand
when booting up the system)
Award BIOS Post Codes
If three beeps from the system itself, then that would say it can't
find the OS... and you might possibly also find an error on the
monitor, stating something similar to "no power to monitor".
If you don't have an illustration on your drive telling you what pins are for what when it comes to the jumper, then search google for the drive brand and the word "jumper" or words "jumper configuration" or "jumper placement"
example: Maxtor Jumper configuration
If the system is SATA only (I believe it to have at least one IDE controller unless the board's controllers are all blue & black, to which I see a controller, but can't tell if it is FDE or IDE), then you'll most likely have to enable the SATA controllers in BIOS and set the boot preference/sequence/order as mentioned above, to check the correct disk for the OS, after removable devices & CD-ROM. Should be that order anyway, with floppy seek disabled to save wear on the head.
Hope that was not too much and that it helps!