I am looking for a solution to my new hard drive.
I have recently bought a Maxtor ATA/100 500GB Hard drive.
I followed the instructions on physicaly installing it perfectly.
My master boot drive is a SATA(Serial ATA) and my new Maxtor is an ATA/EIDE. I have installed it correctly, pluging in the drive to the slave conector on a new strip that came with the drive(connecting the drive to the motherboard). My original SATA hard drive does not have a connector for this strip so it is connected by a small blue wire(to a different spot on the hard drive).
I assumed it was ok since it connected alright. But now when I go into BIOS to setup the hard drive it isnt in the list of available hard drives.
It only shows my master. I cannot find the Auto Detect option in BIOS that the instructions tell me to use either.
When I boot up into Windows XP and use add new hardware, and use the instilation cd that came with the hard drive it does not help detect it at all, and it tells me I only have one HD connected.
Can anyone help me with this.
My system Specs. are:
Dell Dimension 8300
Windows XP Home Edition
Dual Internal Processors (2.8GHz EACH)
Nvidia Gforce FX 8600 GT 526MB