Internal hard drive not detected on boot

manoj - Aug 14, 2010 at 11:17 AM
 brian - Aug 14, 2010 at 06:58 PM
I got this cheap second hand computer (dell gx260) from a work place but it had no os.
1.80ghz, 512ram etc ... I manged to install the os and all the drivers and i was working fine for a while. I decided to add another 80gb hard drive that was used with my old computer as the current one only had 20gb but it could not detect either hard drive..... I disconnected the old one and just tried to run the computer on the 20gb again but it still coundnt be detected .... pls help!!! And are there any advisable upgrades as i just want to use this computer on my tv to watch downloaded movies. thks


1 response

you need to check the jumper setting of you hard disk.....
one of your hard disk must set as master and other one is slave..
also you need to check you ide connection to the hard disk..... and the power also