I tried to change out my old hhd which is 40 gigs with a new 80 gig one.
The old one is an IBM and the new one is MAXTOR
It would not find the new 80 gig one one and I did everything possible that I knew or including inserting the cd that came with it. According to my ma inboard book my mobo which is
A K7SEM with an AMD 1.15 1024 megs of ram
says under IDE Devices
CMOS Setup utility
IDE HDD Auto Detection Press enter
(which I did)
IDE Primary Master (AUTO)
Access Mode (AUTO)
I don't know how to set these up manually
IDE HHD Auto Detection
Press enter if you want the setup utility to automatically detect and configure a hard disk drive on the IDE Channel. I did all this and it still did not find it
Now when I tried to reinstall the old one it would not find that one either! It says there is none. It not only won't recognize my hhd it won't recognize my DVD-RW or CD-RW. I get a boot error saying
boot disk error insert disk and hit enter, which I did put a boot disk , hit enter and got the very same message.
Please, please help me.
Now I'm without my computer and using hubby's ancient one.
Please help me and tell me what to do.