Unfortunately, I think the problem is much worse than a jumper problem. I may have fried the hard drive by trying to install it while the computer was running and touched the power wire opposite of how it should go. Is there any hope for recovering files from this hard drive?
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Are you sure your BIOS is not showing the old hard-drive you had before you installed the new one?
On the new hard-drive you bought, do the following step
there should be a jumper that came with it, put the jumper to "master", if that didn't work, put it to "slave", if that didn't show up, put it to "cable select" and try it. If all failed, totally remove the jumper and try. Also check in the BIOS to make sure that the Drive is not disabled. This seems to be a problem from the jumper.
Mabee the hard drive has failed . try entering bios and see if the hard drive is recognised .If not try turning the computer off unplug it then reconnect the drive data cable and power cable then re- start the computer and see if it is recognised. some models of older hard drives needed a driver installed during set up -- you usually have to put the driver on a floppy disc and hit the f6 button when prompted by windows set up to install third party drivers . I hope this helps
If you are installing the hard drive in the desktop computer, and this is going to be the boot disk then the jumper should be set to MA (Master) and the drive should be connected to the end of the data cable and the other end of the cable should be plugged into the 1st disk controller. If the BIOS does not detect this as the primary hard drive then the jumper will need to be set to CS (cable select). Check the BIOS again to see if it detects the hard drive.
If you are installing the hard drive as a 2nd hard drive and you are putting it on the same cable as the 1st hard drive then the jumper needs to be set as SL (Slave). If you are installing the hard drive on the 2nd disk controller and there is no other devices on this data cable then it does not matter if it is set to MA or SL. but if the is a CD/DVD drive on the cable too then the jumpers must be set differently on each device.
Dell site should have info regarding the removal of old drive. Then install new drive in its place and install the recovery disks that you got or made. Hopefully the new drive will come with the software to prepare the drive for loading although some of the newer OS disks will do it for you.
Are you trying to install to a brand new hdd? If so, check the jumper settings on the drive. Be sure it is set to MASTER. I don't suspect any problems with the mobo since you are able to run the installation up to the point where it starts copying file, then you get the error. Double check the jumper settings on the hdd and let me know the outcome.
external USB hard drives do not need to be jumpered, if your computer does not recognize the ext. drive probably it is because the enclosure is defective, when you connect the USB cable you should get the "ding-dong" connection sound.
If you think that your computer recognizes the hard drive then jumper it as "secondary" or "cable select" and install it INTERNALLY, then transfer your data, that will prove that there's a problem with the ext. enclosure.
One more thing, maybe the USB port you use is malfunctioning, try one that you know that works (assuming that you have other USB devices that work).
I don't think you can boot off of the ATA-133 so you will have to boot off of the IDE on the mobo and have the DVD drive jumpered cable select on the 2nd IDE. Boot that way to make sure the system boots. Shut down. Then instll the ATA-133 adapter with NO DRIVES on it and boot. The system should ask you for drivers for the new hardware. Intall the drivers. Shut down. Attach the new drives to the ATA-133. Reboot. You still might have to go into admin in windows and assign drive letters to the new drives. Anyway, if you are trying to boot off of a drive on the ATA-133 adapter, I don't think you can do it. I have mostly used Asus boards with Award Bios and there was no way to point the boot process to an add-on ATA Controller.