I am working on a dell optiplex GX270, bios version A04. I just bought a brand new WD hard drive, 160 gig.. (WD1600JB) off ebay. It did not come with any ide cable or the software. I did not think this would be a problem because i figured i could download the software from the website.
I download the software for the harddrive, burned it to a cd, changed the boot sequence inserted the disk and all i get is strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.
The hard drive is being read... in the BIOS setup, i can see it under drive configuration, under the pimary master drive.... when i click on it, it says drive type atuo, capacity, 160gig. Model number WDC WD1600JB-00REA0.
I also have a win xp cd, and when i insert it, it does the exact thing,
strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup.
Any help or suggestions. I am frustrated right now.
I even tried going into the Boot Device Menu by pressing f12.... the windows XP cd is in the computer right now. I chose the IDE CD-ROM Device which is option 5, it still says strike F1 to reboot, F2 for setup utility
Edited by mrq201, 15 March 2008 - 06:09 PM.