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Tring to replace h/d w/hitachi deskstar 500 gb sata h/d on bootup cant find h/d. the old h/d was single ide can someone help ?

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Get into the BIOS screen and make sure that the hard drive is detected under the SATA port. If not you may have to set it to auto. In some BIOS cases it is turned off by default. You may also have to turn off the IDE in the BIOS so the computer does not go looking for it. To get into the BIOS look for a screen message on startup (during or after the splash screen, before windows starts) that says something like "Press F2,Esc,Del,etc to enter setup."
Once in setup the instructions for navigating it should be somewhere on the screen.

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