Ive installed a new harddrive on my pc bt since i have there is no screen display from start........ive checked the wires ive checked the display card and it is plugged in....what could the problem be?
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Re: hard drive install
Is your system still power ? if the system is working properly before u connect the new HDD. Be sure that your system or motherboard support the new HHD. if yes then, newly installed HDD sharing one cable specifically on IDE cable , the second drive should be in slave and the first one is master.( verify installation summary of the Hard drive label ) if you sure about these, then maybe memory is lessened try to fixed it by removing and installing. if not solved then update me about your system.
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Are you trying to install this OS (Operating System) , or is it already installed on a hard drive?
If you are installing it, make sure you change the boot order to the optical drive (DVD drive). If it's already installed, was it installed with an OEM disk? If yes, then you might need a new Windows XP disc. This is because, when using an OEM disc, if you change the hard drive or motherboard, it doesn't really work.
The problem here is you need to format and reload the operating system and all the software in order for the new motherboard to work with your old hard drive , because you cannot just simply put an old hard drive to a new motherboard without formatting the hard dirve and reloading all software, because a new motherboard needs a fressh installation and fresh operating systme on your hard drive so they will work together..
From what it sounds like it is not your motherboard or harddrive.
it is the formating of the hard drive. What is the format you are using for your harddrive ? FAT32 or NTFS ? are you Partitioning your drive ? Are you familure with dos commands ?
Chances are if hard drives are getting sufficient power (spinning hard drives are only a rough indicator) then there?s something wrong with the data lines that run from the hard drives to the controller. Check each connector on the hard drive to make sure it is plugged in securely, trace it to where it plugs into the motherboard and check them as well. They could have pulled out while you were moving things around.
If that doesn?t work then I would try replacing the original video card.
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