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Hello, I've got a WD 200BB IDE drive I'm trying to install in a Dell Optiplex GX620. Since there are no IDE controllers on the mobo, I'm using an "Ultra" SATA to IDE ATA adapter. I cannot get the BIOS to recognize this drive. It does recognize the existing HD as Drive 0; I've tried the 'problem' drive as both Drive 0 and 1, have tried different cables and ports. Any idears? Thank you

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Go into the BIOS and hold down the key and then press the and keys in succession. This should force the motherbrd to go out and detect all connected devices.

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  • Walter H Boehm Apr 10, 2011

    Go into the BIOS and hold down the key and then press the and keys in succession. This should force the motherbrd to go out and detect all connected devices. If that doesn"t work try holding down the key instead of the

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