I have an old Dell Dimension 3000 that I use for office tasks/internet. A few weeks ago I installed a new WD IDE hard disc as the primary drive. Since install the pc has been working fine with windows xp.
Today however on boot I get the message 'Primary drive 0 not found'. In the BIOS Drive Config the Primary Master drive is listed as Unknown Device. Last night the drive seemed to be making a different noise that usual. I have checked the cables and all seem secure.
I tried to boot WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostic using the optical drive but I get the message:
NO DRIVE FOUND
ERROR STATUS CODE 0120
(The hard drive activity light does light up tho). After the error message, screen goes to A:\>, typing dlgdiag5.exe just goes back to error message.
Any help with further diagnosis would be much appreciated. Thanks