thanks in advance for any help!
Recently got a new HD, Seagate Barracuda SATA300 320GB.
My machine is a Dell Dimension 5100
I put the drive in, connected power and SATA cord cables. Then run device manager or the seagate tool that came with it, they both tell me I only have 1 drive. I checked the cords and they all work fine, so its either the drive or my system. I updated my bios and restored settings to defaults. Still no luck!
I have 2 SATA ports on my motherboard. As a last test, I switched the drives connected. System did not boot. Shouldn't it look at the second HD drive after the first? It has windows xp on it. I went into bios and see that it finds the 2 drives and how large they are. I still cant see the second hard drive when I put the cords back to normal.
I am convinced this drive is broken! And am having a replacement shipped, but I may just return the replacement and get an external HD because this is driving me nuts!!!
Any ideas of how I can make this work? Bios is seeing the drive but not anywhere else!! Is my motherboard or something broken?