Question about Dell 80GB SERIAL ATA EIDE 7200 RPM FOR THE GX270 Desktop Computer System series (DELL80GBGX270) Hard Drive

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Dell Optiplex GX280 and GX270. OS Windows XP Will locate Maxtor DiamondMax hard drive when booting and formating Will not locate Western Digital Caviar hard drive when booting or formating, why? I just installed the same HD and its not recognizing it. It's saying "Set up did not find any hard disk drives on this computer" Help

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IS the hard drive SATA or IDE? Did you set the jumpers properly if its IDE?

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Try reinstalling it again as something is getting missed in the softweare/.

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http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&dn=1090643

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