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Computer does not recognize the hard drive. I've installed a new one thinking that the old one didn't work

I have a dell inspiron 5100. When I turn it on, it beeps twicw andthe screen is black with the following messages on it Primary hard disk drive 0 not found No bootable devices--strike F1 to try reboot, F2 for setup utility I've installed a new hard drive thinking that was the problem but with the new hard drive I still get the same message

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Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
The procedures on pages 26 to 28 of the owners manual should give you an idea of what is required for the installation.
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products-Infodev/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf
You will need a SATA data cable there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.

After installing the drive enter the system setup and check that the hard drive is 'enabled' [on] and recognized.
For Windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, right click new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.

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Are you sure that you have installed the correct driver? Try going to the website of your computer's manufacturer and get the driver from there.

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I installed a new hard drive in my PC. It installed itself after I turned on the computer but it doesn't seem to show up on My Computer as a individual drive. BIOS and the Sys Info recognizes there is a...


Are you sure your BIOS is not showing the old hard-drive you had before you installed the new one?

On the new hard-drive you bought, do the following step

there should be a jumper that came with it, put the jumper to "master",
if that didn't work, put it to "slave", if that didn't show up, put it to "cable select" and try it.
If all failed, totally remove the jumper and try.
Also check in the BIOS to make sure that the Drive is not disabled.
This seems to be a problem from the jumper.

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Yes you can install your old hard drive into your new computer as a Slave hard drive.
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