Hi' i just purchased your hard drive & am attempting to install it but can't get the blue led to come on.the drive came with 2 cables ( beside the power cable).there is a grey telephone type cable that fits the drive perfectly but does not fit anywhere on my processor.( Dell Inspiron 530). there is a black push on cable that fits drive & processor loosely. i am trying to use the black cable but the blue led on the drive won't come on.Do you have any suggestions? my telephone # is 604-526-1761.( Pacific Daylight Saving time).
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I think the solution is: the grey telephone type cable goes into your telephone line, to your 'hard drive', which I think is a modem. Than, there is a bigger cable going from the modem to your computer; There must be a connector, on both end, bigger than the one for the telephone type. And finally, there is a power cable connected to your modem.
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That is the BIOS boot screen, it doesn't go beyond that because it can't load the OS. You can disable it if you don't want it but it won't fix your problem - you can't just attach a hard drive with an OS and it will work, it never does and Network Service Boot means that you already have a network server with the appropriate OS for your motherboard. You will have to install the OS on that motherboard on your local disk or, if you still wanna use the Network Service Boot, have an appropriate server on your network that when the PC boots, it sends an extended DHCP request, and your server responds by sending a bootable image to the PC via the network and the PC then boots from this image.
there is a possibility that you may have pulled off the power switch, to motherboard Connector.
This will be at the bottom right hand-side of the Motherboard.
You should have a 2 cable connector for. pwr/sw Power Switch. hdd/led Hard-Drive led. rst/sw reset Switch.
Check those First. if you didn,t remove the power lead, before attempting any work. you may have arced a current, and damaged the motherboard Or PSU. check the Fuse In The Actual plug lead. to determine the actual power Switch, without a multi-meter. remove the power lead, from the Computer. remove the power/sw connector From motherboard, And Bridge the power/sw with A plastic jumper Block. then replace power lead, and should boot up. If it does the fault is the actual power switch faulty.
If you mean the computer is emitting a series of "beeps", then I would try reseating the memory modules. If that doesn't work, try using only one memory module at a time to determine if one might be defective.
all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
if you want to try and get to those files you have best buy another drive and load windows on it . then connect this drive using an external usb adapter/enclosure, not before , not during , only after windows is installed and then you may get to this drives data .if you have luck. or purchase an enclosure and connect to another computer. at most you should attempt on this drive is to boot windows and run a repair on the drive. even that can be risky without backed up data.