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inspiron 8000 drive replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by go4it2009, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. go4it2009

    go4it2009 Thread Starter

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    i am replacing hard drive, found a pata 160gb drive and formatted it. i powered it on and wanted to set the boot to cd. it is just freezing on the first page of the setup and will not permit entries or move to other pages. it is not recognizing the existence of the drive either. i can think maybe does not like pata drive (enhanced ATA 100) or maybe drive size is too big. any ideas to figure out problem(s)?
     
  2. Origin517

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    Check to see If the hard drive compatible with your current motherboard.
     
  3. go4it2009

    go4it2009 Thread Starter

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    from what i can tell (e.g. compatible hard drives for specific model) it should be okay. can not determine specifically re motherboard. flying without manual or original specs.
     
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    Is it detected in the BIOS?
     
  5. go4it2009

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    the hard drive is not seen/appearing in the bios (version a12)
     
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