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new hard drive wont install Dell Windows XP


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I have a new seagate 120 gb internal that I am replacing as a master in my dell dimension 8300 due to a dead HD of the same label. however, the original is an ATA serial and this is a 40 pin ATA, which I got a cable and hooked up, changed the jumper on the HD to be the master, and tried to boot and format. My machine doesnt recognize it and wont let me format. any thoughts??
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did the drive come with any software? if not go to the maxtor website and get their formatting tool...once you run that you should be able to install windows on it
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i got windows installed but I cant access the internet even though I have the cable connected...hmmm...
cant connect to the internet or find shared folders... what to do?
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