Hi i also have a dell xps 400 what you need to do is enable sata 1 on the bios and then reboot ( if you havent already). Then if you have windows xp click right on my computer and select manage,it opens up computer mangement, then go to the tab called storage and on the sub menu of storage click disk management . You should see you 2nd hard drive (labelled disk 1 at the bottom) make sure its your 2nd HDD ( Look at capacity in properties by clicking right on it) .Click right on the 2nd hard drive and select format press ok when the new window comes up and its finished.
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Turn the machine off
Open the case
Look to see if there are IDE connector (Wide Flat cable with a connector usually grey)
If this is not present look for a SATA connector usually a small red or blue wire similar to a cat5e network cable
Scew your HDD in place in the rack connect the cable either IDE or SATA
If you have an IDE drive look for a 4 pin female connector from the power supply
If you have a SATA drive look for the connector from the power supply
Once all is connected then reboot you computer typically your bios should auto detect it.
the seagate HHD (secondary drive) need to be on the same cable as the primary HHD. unless you haev SATA. then it is need to be connected to the second SATA connector on the mother board.
go to BIOS setup and make sure the BIOS know there are 2 HHD.
you should be good to go.
OK I managed to install XP on Targa Traveller on 1591! With the CD of window XP it is necessary to make F6 for the starting up of the installation and to use a diskette with the pilots(drivers) SATA of NVidia nforce. Naturally the most practical are of incorporated the pilots(drivers) SATA into the CD Windows but I knew how to make;) link for the pilots(drivers) SATA: Http://garlon.free.fr/Appli/NVidia / If after the intallation of the pilots(drivers) at the beginning of the copies of file An error of copy of file (cann' t copy spin NVr dll) make Esc (65 files nvidia not copied) and continue the installation up to the restart. I put out(switched off) the computer, removed the hard disk to put it in an external box usb on another computer I have to copy files dll to System32 or system32 / drivers, file .inf on file windows/inf and file .sys on system 32 or system32 / drivers I restarted the computer and finished the installation links Pilots(Drivers) xp (I am not sure for Chipset drivers Chipset...you must verify) http://fred.garlon.free.fr/Appli/Targa Good luck
Update sp2 to sp3 link Download everest home from this link, run the program, click on motherboard then chipset, ID the northbridge and check for updates (google it) This should update all usb controllers and hubs to eliminate the "freeze".
You should be able to install that drive. The biggest variable is if it is a SATA or PATA drive. This model was built for SATA drives, but I think you may be able to get a PATA drive to work with the right adapters.
For the step by stem directions see the link below. It will take you right to the Dell support page. Refer to the "Adding a Second Hard Drive" section.
Hi My name is Karatela.First make sure you have two ide slots on your motherboard.Just connect the ide 1 to your old hard drive and ide 2 to your dvd.Start your computer let your pc install the drivers when finished right click on my computer and go to manage,Now click on device manager,in that click disk drives and look if your old hard drive is detected.Also go to disk management and locate your hard drive if you dont want any data from your hard drive just format it from the disk manager.
Also one more thing you can do is switch on your computer start pressing F2 [Bios settings] Go in the device manager is enable your hard drive and in boot manager select your new hard drive as primary master.
Just remember to connect your dvd and hard drives separately as your new hard drive is sata then there should be a sata slot on your motherboard,connect it to that slot.
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