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HandsomeSandwich wrote:Hi guys,
Just trying to put back together an old pc. I forget the technical jargon but it recognises neither type of HDD - SATA? and the older style type with the wide cable and white power plugs.
Does recognise dvd writer and boots to windows install but can't find the HDD.
I suspect its something not attached on the MB, thoughts?
diamondd wrote:um, hard drives should only need the cable to the mother board and a power connection really.
plug both in and look in the BIOS, if its not listed I'm not sure what might be the problem. The "old SATA" if you like is IDE btw.
Is the HDD set to master with the jumper...thing?. Take out the CD-ROM and use that cable to connect the HD... does that work?
I'd say the IDE is good for a couple of nails and a bin.
The SATA was an after thought - just realised I'm missing the thin cable lol. Think I'll have to duck out and buy one - can't find any.
Next problem - I'll need to install an OS on it, XP doesn't recognise SATA does it?
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