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jbiggz

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not sure if im able to put in a hard drive... seen the cable that runs to the original hard drive tried connecting the other cable to the new one but the pc didnt read it...im not taking out the original one just want to add a new one...
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Hopefully it is this

If you are installing an IDE drive, on the same cable as the original drive, set the new drive's jumper (the small plastic connector on the set of pins by the data connection) to the Slave setting. If you're installing an IDE drive on a second ribbon cable, and it's the only device on that cable, use the Master setting. If you have a CDROM drive attached to the secondary IDE connector, make the new hard drive Master and the CDROM Slave, setting the jumpers on each device accordingly. The position of the pins for the Master or Slave setting may vary from one drive to another, so refer to the documention that came with the drive.

http://www.askbobran...hard_drive.html
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If it is not what Keith posted.

Try and check the bios. look at the definition of the hdd. If it is set to none then no matter what u connect it wont detect a hdd (it will detect a cdrom). either define it manually or set it to auto and then it should detect it on boot.
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