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I think my HD went out, so I bought a new one, gx280 compatible

When I plugged in the new HD, its a Western 250 SATA, and turned it on, ... with the OS Disk from DELL in the machine, when it gets to the part where I am supposed to install Windows Xp.. it says Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in this computer. ????

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  • Jackie Mar 07, 2009

    How do I get to that area, to set the SATA Operations to RAID/AUTODETECT in bios. How to I get there?

  • Jackie Mar 07, 2009

    Ok, I went back and went into the f2 section, and turned one of the HD choices to ON, and so far its trying to load a fresh copy of windows, keep your fingers crossed Thanks! , so I should have clicked Helpful and FixYa when I am done, again, TY sorose4u and gymowner for your quick responses and help!

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    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    Hmmm...good question! I have two GX280s, and neither of them have an integrated RAID controller...Press F2 (not F10) on power up to get to bios setup screen...From there you can select SATA Hard Drive, or there is a Hard Drive Diagnostic option...explore these options and post the outcome and information gathered.

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    Interesting...when you boot the PC, go into the bios setup, and see if the drive is reported there. (Go into setup by pressing F10, I think, immediately after powering on the machine.)

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Set the SATA OPERATIONS to RAID/AUTODETECT in bios...and then do the reinstallation

you may have to even install the raid drivers which is available on the dell resource cd...when u start setup at one point it gives you an option to press F6 to install third party drivers opt for it and install the raid drivers using resource cd if the first option doesn't help

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    Saroj Sharma Mar 07, 2009

    The first option ()SATA OPERATIONS SETTING applies to other computers shipped at that time.

    The XP disk that you have is an earlier version (earlier than sp2) of windows which does not not have the AHCI drivers required under the default setting of the SATA controller...
    please follow this.(This problem will ot come up if the operating system would be windows xp sp2)

    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/g...

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Check the settings on the back of the Drrive, just make sure you have both the sata cable and power plugged in. And you may need to change the jumper and the bios setting to master/slave depending on how you have it hooked up. Make sure the sata drive is on it's own line if possible, and it should populate in the bios. If it's not populating in the bios, then something isn't right. More than likelly its the master/slave thing. Also clear the cmos, just take out the battery for a few minutes to clear the old settings. Try it again and you should see the new drive. You need to set it to boot from cd/dvd, then it is pretty simple, do a quick format, and partition the new drive, once you get that done it should just start the install of the OS

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