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What are the sizes of the drives that you have tried? The IDE type of drive interface has a size limit, if you put a higher drive of that into a old machine like this it will not show up.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Assuming that you put in same type hard drives then it points to a controller failure. Your "failed" hard drive may actually be good or its failure caused the controller to also fail.
Posted on Apr 27, 2010
Ok, before a "Drive" will "Show Up" it First needs to be Jumperd as Master & Slave, (NB: Not ALL Drives work together) Also the Drive MUST be Partitioned and Formatted, NTFS, before "Windows" will "See" the HDD. The HDD, Master, usually will be drive C:, and the other HDD, will be E: Usually, A Drive:, usually the "Floppy" then the "HDD", will be C:, then, the "CD/DVD" will be D:, the next "HDD", will be E:
If you have access to another PC, and you have a USB/HDD "Dongle". Then you could use this to Initialize, Partition and Format. For use with Windows, the best format is NTFS, using all default settings. Now after you have partitioned and formatted your HDD's, you must then go into the BIOS, and set your PC, to "Boot" from the DVD. Then you can Install Windows, by "Booting" of a Windows, Install DVD.
above is an original Dell, "How To"
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Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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