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I just aquired this dell 2300 processor w/o a hdrive from my friend.I have 2 pata hdrives w/ windows xp home that I connected. However, the monitor , keyboard and mouse show no signs of life. Your expert advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Does the system TURN ON atleast if YES and if you do not see any action on all the peripherals that you hae mentioned above THEN CHANCES ARE YOU HAVE CONNECTED THE HDD DATA CABLE REVERSE . Remove the connection and switch on the system and see if it works . The correct way to connect the HDD is on the DATA cable which is 40wire/80wire look for one which is RED or BLUE this should be plugged nearer to the power connector (the orientation).

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