Problem with new hard drive for laptop
by The ancient one - 12/22/12 2:20 PM
After installing a new hard drive, I checked the BIOS to be sure that the boot sequence had the CD/DVD listed as first which it did. Then I inserted the Windows CD-ROM and after loading drivers etc, the following is what came up:
Windows XP Home Edition Setup
Welcome to Setup.
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your Computer
To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.
Setup did not find any hard Disk Drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program..
Setup cannot continue. To quite Setup, press F3
Internal HDD HARD error!
Strike the F1 key to continue. F2 to run the setup utility.
When going into setup utility (or the BIOS) under Device info it shows Primary Hard Drive = [none]
Below is information on the old and new hard drives
Original Hard Drive
NI3508 E182115 S
Model: HTS541040G9AT00 5400RPM
5V 1 .0A DC 40GB ATA/IDE
New Hard Drive
NI3508 E182115 T
Model: Hts541612J9AT00 5400RPM
5V 600mA 120GB ATA/IDE
I put the old hard drive back in and it worked as it should.
Any suggestions about what I should do with the new hard drive.
The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6000