Thanks for your response. I have an Inspiron with Windows 7. I do not use EIDE,only SATA.
I bought the H.D. for another computer but that computer can only use a SATA 2 drive and this one is a SATA 3. I am just trying to use the drive as a backup drive.
I have checked the BIOS and it sees the new drive but hasen't given it a name or an address. How do I go about formatting the drive since it doesn't have an address