I installed new hard drive in my computer and then I put in the installation disk that came with it. It started reading the installation disk but then it said: Int 13 level communications attempting Int is IO to drive 80 No Response. Then below that it said: ATA Level Com attempting PM ATA Identify. Then it stopped doing anything.
How is old is your computer and what OS do you have in it? (better to check the specifications or your gear). The Int 13 error actually refers to the limitation of some old BIOS and old OS in handling large drives (like that 320G drive that you have, for details about this error, see http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/sizeGB8-c.html and or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INT_13), this means that your BIOS or OS can't handle it properly, to isolate you can perhaps try updating your current OS or upgrade to a better OS (if possible), if you have another board that you can try better, if not it might help to update your board's BIOS as well though I warn you to exercise extreme caution in doing so if you don't want to fry your board. Hope this helps
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I BELIEVE THAT WD PROVIDES A CD WITH "WD DATA LIFEGUARD UTILITIES." IF YOU USE THAT DISK AND SELECT "DRIVE TO DRIVE COPY" SELECTION. THIS SHOULD CREATE A CLONE OF YOUR ORIGIONAL DISK. SELECT THE NEW DRIVE TO BOOT FROM EITHER IN BIOS SETTINGS OR FROM THE BOOT SELECT "F12" OPTION.
THE PC SHOULD BOOT FROM THE NEW DRIVE IF SELECTED
New HDD Not Recognized by Computer This occurs when the HDD is not “Initialized” by the disc management system in Windows. If you do not have software that came with HDD or the HDD is a secondary drive for backup and is not to be used as an initial boot device, then when you installed the drive it did not go through the necessary steps or Windows simply failed to do it’s job. In this case, connect the drive as you normally would, go to the control panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Look in the left Pane, scroll down and click on Disk Management. Your drives will be listed here, even if they are not initialized. Look below the top pane and find the disk that is listed without a drive letter. If you look at where the drive is named, it will also say “offline”. Right click in this area that says “offline” and click on “Initialize”. The system will ask a few questions, just click ok to what it asks, this will initialize the disk and you can then partition the new drive to how you want it set up.
You say you see data on disks on your existing system, yet they appear blank when trying to install? Please try to dig a little deeper and find your setup file. Data wouldn't disappear unless your running NTFS now and the disks are FAT.
Haven't read anything about setting up either of them as slave and the other as master... if you don't do that... you get this sort of "HUH, what's going on." Not quite that simple, but not that hard either if you're IQ is probably at least 80, you should be able to do it... heck, half the drives have the jumper settings printed on them.
1. First of all, you must open the computer case (with power off), and werify the power cable and data cable of hdd. please detach and put them right back. 2. then power on your pc 3. you MUST press F2 for setup utility in order for correct setings of your bios. the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" came from the computer bios, not from Windows XP CD. 4. verify if you followed the correct procedure of installing an new hdd as is described on page 66 of owner's manual from dell.
"Installing a Hard Drive 1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation. 2 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 3 Remove the hard drive bracket (see page 64). 4 Attach the hard drive to the hard drive bracket: a Place the small bracket tabs into the drive-securing screw holes on one side of the drive. b Gently swing the drive toward the bracket and align the three screw holes on the other side of the drive with the screen holes on the bracket. c Attach the hard drive bracket to the hard drive. d Insert and tighten all three drive-securing screws. 5 Install the hard drive: a Place the two bracket tabs into the drive slots inside the bracket for the additional hard drive. b Swing the bracket forward so that it is flush with the bracket for the additional hard drive. c Replace the bracket-securing screws. 6 Connect a power cable to the drive. 7 Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system board (see page 53). 8 Close the computer cover (see page 75). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer. 9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. 10 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, insert a bootable floppy disk into drive A. 11 Turn on the computer. 12 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 80), and update the appropriate Drive option. 13 Exit system setup, and restart the computer. 14 Partition and logically format your drive before you proceed to the next step. See the documentation for your operating system for instructions. 15 Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics (see page 36). 16 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, install your operating system on the hard drive."