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I bought a second hard drive for my Dell Studio XPS 7100. I don't see where I can hook the second hard drive to the power cable. Do I need to buy a new power cable and if so where do I hook it up?

I see a power cable connected to the primary hard drive but don't see a spare power cable (which I thought was standard), and I can't see where a new power cable would go.

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If you any experience getting into the system bios you can check to see if the system still sees the hard drive by pressing the F2 or DEL key on startup. This screen shows a system bios with hard drives present. ( http://techgage.com/reviews/asus/barebone_690/pundit_21_thumb.jpg ). If it does not show up it could be that it came unplugged however unlikely. But you could try opening the system and checking to make sure the hard drive is still plugged in. Some manufactures tend to plug devices in fairly loosely. It may look something like this (http://www.laray.com/build/drive5.jpg) or like this (http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/cooldrives/ide-drive-to-sata-adapter-plug-image-2.jpg)
If all this seems too much, you could take the PC to a repair shop and have them check to see if your harddrive is still properly installed. If it is still installed but keeps giving that error then you probably need a new hard drive.

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Hi. the mother board seems to be having some initialization issues during boot up. this is common when the mother board is failing. i would check to make sure the battery on this board is working. if it is, the board my be ruined.
power board seems to be fine.
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Was the original drive also a SATA? If not, then you would need to enter the bios setup and enable the onboard SATA channels. If the bios had gotten defaulted, as from a dead CMOS battery etc. it could have also caused your original SATA drive to be inaccessible.

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Sorry, but this isn't a good sign. Drive 0 is most likely your main hard drive, and only if you have a second one would you computer ever find anything on Drive 1.
I would check the connections inside from the motherboard to the hard drive, as well as from the power supply to the hard drive.
Here's the manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx60/en/ug/sffabout.htm#1103481
Also, if you boot your computer to the Dell copy of Windows, go through the motions of reinstalling Windows and you probably won't be able to detect any drive to install it on.
You'll most likely need to replace the hard drive altogether. Sorry!
Hope this was helpful for you (even though it was bad news)! If so, please give a rating!

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in this case it is probably the video card ...so ..if you have a on board one ...just move the cable to it..(its placed near the other on board plugs like usb and printer plug ) but you may need to remove the faulty card from the computer in order to let the on board one to work ...also try to see if it is not just a case of plugging the card better in the slot ..or so ...there can not be anything else cause if the monitor says there is no signal this is the only issue possible..if the computer starts ....

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