Hard Drive Replacement Dell Desktop.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:07 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:11 PM
500 GB Serial ATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
He said to make sure it is 500 GB or larger.
Serial ATA (SATA) that is how it connects to the motherboard
7200 RPM is the speed.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:51 PM
Was told to leave it in, to install new drive to then clone my old drive to new drive ... ensure that clone was successful, check and see if all was copied onto new drive, then I can uninstall old rive.
However I can not proceed if I can not see my new drive in the device manager as per the last guy ...
I am looking to CLONE my drive ... FIRST
Edited by Lexy610, 21 July 2012 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:34 PM
Have you checked the bios to see if it is identified there? If not then we need to start this from the drive itself and see if it is even working. The new drive could possibly be defective also.
Is there another system available where you can hook the new drive in as a secondary drive and see if it will be identified in a known working system.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:49 PM
I may have another CPU I can check the disk on.
Ill check it on the BIOS if you can direct me on how to get to the BIOS ... if not there then we can try to start the drive from drive itself if that is ok with you??
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:53 PM
Im I doing it correctly?
I will not continue until you get back to me .. I have not saved nor closed BIOS as of yet ...
I will wait for your next set of instructions.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:58 PM
make sure you save the bios settings before you exit. Normally you click F10 and then Enter to save and confirm the settings. The system should reboot now and once in Windows let us know if you now see the other drive.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:01 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:06 PM
What should I do? Should I hit F2??
Edited by Lexy610, 21 July 2012 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:45 PM
What it is telling you is it is not finding a bootable hard drive. So now comes the fun part with all this.
What you need to do is boot with the Vista cd in the cdrom drive. You need to setup the partition and then format the partition. This will make the drive accessible.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:53 PM
I have windows XP not vista
I am still in BIOS
Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:52 PM
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