replacing bad hard drive
Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:01 PM
Some questions if I may;
Is the OS disk that you are using a Dell OEM or full retail Microsoft XP disk.
Is the new HDD detected in the BIOS.
If you restart the computer is the CD/DVD drive still listed as the first boot device and the HDD second,
Is the new HDD the IDE or SATA type.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:18 PM
The OS disc is a Dell OEM.
The new HDD is detected in the BIOS.
When I restart the computer the cd/DVD drive is still listed first & HDD is second.
The new HDD is SATA
Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:03 AM
As the new HDD and the CD/DVD drive are recognized in the BIOS my first suspicion is the installation disk, if that checks out ok the CD/DVD drive should be checked next in case it is not reading or transferring the data.
No boot device available message
Sorry but I need to ask a lot of questions of you;
Is the disk the same as one of the three in the attachment below.
Can you hear the CD/DVD drive attempting to read the disk at any time.
Was the disk provided with the computer that you are attempting to install it on.
Have you tried the disk on another computer to see if the data can be accessed.
Is the replacement HDD new out of the packaging.
Is the new HDD connected to the same SATA port as the previous HDD was.
Are you using a new SATA cable.
You are welcome BTW
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:29 AM
I am pleased that you have made progress, thanks for the update and you are most welcome BTW
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:36 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:49 AM
NB: You are welcome BTW
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