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Can't fin hard drive in bios

I have a Dell Inspiron MT 530 workstation with dual 2.2 Xenon CPU's a 73 GB scsi and a Nvidia Quadro FX 1300 and 1 GB EEC ram. The PSU recently died so I replaced it with another working PSU which. However despite everything running I can no longer find my hard drive. I don't have another comp to test the hard drive but so I put another working Scsi drive in and it still doesn't recognise the hard drive. Can anyone help me out please. Thanks in advance.

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  • wikeepa_15 Jun 13, 2009

    Hi there people. Prior to changing the PSU the Scsi hard drive was working fine but even after trying to fit an IDE and a Sata drive it still wont recognise any hard drives. I did change the pins but to no avail. Also This system came default with the scsi hard drive. I have also tried to fit a WD Sata 10,000 k hard drive but the bios won't recognise it. When I boot it up it won't go into Setup (F2) but goes straight into XP pro setup. All seems well except the hard drive recognition. Thanks heaps in advance.

  • Crap Iemael
    Crap Iemael May 11, 2010

    What Operating System are you running?

    Did you check the power cable to the hard drive?

    It doesn't come with a SCSI drive does it?

    Can you see a hard drive in the BIOS settings?

    Why did you put in a SCSI drive?

    Do you know how to load the scsi drivers?

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Try switching the jumper pins on the hard drive to slave instead of master theirs alot of stuff that can cause this like the hard drive might have died but thats only one reason and that might not be it at all

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    Zach Jun 19, 2009

    normaly when you try to use a new hard drive if thats what it is you have to format it first dont do this if this isnt a new hard drive and you have files on it bc it will erase all your files, go into manage from right clicking your computer then click properties then manage when your in there just go to disk management right click the drive it should reconize it in there then click format after that you should be able to put files onto the drive

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