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How to install new hdd for new motherboard - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    no audio no volume control no sound



  • gunninfo
    gunninfo May 11, 2010

    you don't have audio or sound because the drivers are probably not installed. What type of motherboard do you have? What laptop/desktop do you have?

  • sanjay Limbu
    sanjay Limbu May 11, 2010

    is it laptop or Desktop?

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You need to turn off the computer, unplug it then press the power button for a few seconds to make sure the power was relived from the motherboard. Next you need to open the case so you can see inside it, now before placing the hard drive in the case just touch the inside of the case somewhere on the frame, you want to make sure that you do not cause a static shock to the motherboard.

There are two things that need to be plugged in. You need to plug
in the power plug and the Ide cable or sata cable. If you are adding this or replacing one, just look at the way the one inside is installed and do the same thing for the one you are putting in.

If you leave the PC then go back to put in the drive, touch the case again. If you have anyother questions, please post back, everyone
is more than willing to help you.

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