Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Adding new WD HDD to Dell GX150

Last response: in CPUs
Share
January 27, 2009 2:28:31 PM

I am having a very difficult time installing a new hard drive (WD 160GIG) into my Dell gx150 computer.I installed the new HD and used the Data lifegard tools to partition and format the drive. After nearly 45-60 min, the system will allow me to format and partition and then I put the xp disk in and reboot nothing happens. It says to hit f1 to continue or f2 to enter set up. I hit f1 and it reads NTLDR is missing hit CTRL+ ALT+ DEL to restart

More about : adding hdd dell gx150

January 28, 2009 7:22:16 AM

did you remove the old one? if not disconnect it

did you put it in the same port? if not do it

finally pull the battery - first note your bios settings then reflash it - wipe the bios

the system is trying to boot the old drive most likely so the bios driver are wrong or many other hings -- start with a bios flash or clear cmos
m
0
l
January 28, 2009 12:12:42 PM

1900955,2,127745 said:
did you remove the old one? if not disconnect it

did you put it in the same port? if not do it

finally pull the battery - first note your bios settings then reflash it - wipe the bios

the system is trying to boot the old drive most likely so the bios driver are wrong or many other hings -- start with a bios flash or clear cmos
Thanks for the reply but I am not sure I under stand everything you said. Yes I did remove the other drive. I put it in the same location. I am not sure what you mean by port. I will pull the battery, does this reflash the bios? Pulling the battery wipes the bios? Again, thanks for your time.
m
0
l
Related resources
January 28, 2009 1:50:46 PM

Wipe the drive with a DEBUG script and then put the XP disc in and go..... it really is a simple procedure. (if you have a win 98floppy or a win98 boot iso cd with debug.exe in it)..... Check your bios settings and make sure that the CD is the first boot device if you do not want to run debug...... XP should pick it up...... there should not be any proprietary code in the bios for the hard drive on that model.
m
0
l
January 28, 2009 2:17:10 PM

1901044,4,383629 said:
Wipe the drive with a DEBUG script and then put the XP disc in and go..... it really is a simple procedure. (if you have a win 98floppy or a win98 boot iso cd with debug.exe in it)..... Check your bios settings and make sure that the CD is the first boot device if you do not want to run debug...... XP should pick it up...... there should not be any proprietary code in the bios for the hard drive on that model.
I don't have a copy of win 98. Is there another way to debug it?
m
0
l
!