Recently I purchased a new computer with Vista Pre-Loaded on it. So far, no major problems till I tried to connect the hard drive from my old computer to the new compuuters motherboard. I poped the restrictor that would make it a master out, so the new hard drive is booting properly. The old Hard Drive is IDE, there is a spot on the motherboard to plug it in, it has power and it starts when the computer is turned on. The old hard drive had XP on it and all I am wanting to do is make it so the hard drive from my old computer can be used as storage. Thing is.... I cant get the computer to regognize it. It does not show up in device manager at all. Someone told me that I may need to activate it in the BIOS. I dont know exactly how to do this. I was under the impression that Vista was a plug and play like XP. It seems to have picked up all my other hardware that is plug and play, including an external hard drive. I thought maybe the IDE port on the motherboard could be for a CD or DVD rom drive, but if it fits the slot I thought it should work.
Can anyone post the instructions for activation in the Bios, or can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong? (also is there an adaptor I might be able to purchase that plugs into the but of the IDE hard drive and would connect to a SATA slot on the Motherboard?)
Thanks in Advance.