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Purchased a Western Digital WD2500SB and trying to install into a Dell 8300 and it will not boot up
I don't know what to do or how to do it ... can someone give me step by step instructions or a place on the Web where I can find easy instructions.
I am assuming that you are installing the Western Digital WD2500SB as a second Hard Disk in your Dell 8300. If it is connected along the same flat IDE cable as you old/original HD (Primary Master), you need to move the jumper in the WD for it to be as the Primary Slave. Instructions and illustrations are normally printed on the sticker atop the HD. If you are connecting it to the 2nd (Secondary) IDE, pls verify that it is not in conflict to any other device attached to it such as your CD/DVD. At any time, only 1 can be a master and the second device be the slave.
To verify that indeed your wiring/jumper and settings are correct, you can go to BIOS/CMOS setup immediately after powerup and determine if your PC has auto detected the new HD as well as the old/original HD & CD/DVD.
If for wahtever reason, the PC will not auto detect the new (Western Digital WD2500SB) HD and since it is new then, it should still be covered by the warranty and you can ask for a replacement.
If on the other handyou would want it to the the primary master and you would like to run your PC's OS on that new HD, you would need a CD installer/recovery to re-install the operating system.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
Hi if you hard drive new you patation with xp booteble cd...
conect your hard drive ide port 40pins then ide port bule part conect motherboard ....other part conect hard drive then jumper setting conect right 6 pins ..2pins conect 1st point it call master if is motherboard guied look &conect jumper setting ...then go to reset cpu press del key go to bois select boot divice enter... then select 1st boot divice is cd or dvd rom divice....press f10 to save yes enter reset pc then setup cd load .......
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