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Last response: in Systems
November 3, 2010 12:35:01 PM

I have a dell 600m laptop. my hard drive crashed and I purchased a PATA 250GB hard drive, but when I turn on computer it goes to "series setup" screen, and under Primary had drive ist says "none". What do I do to get it to recognize new hard drive?

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a c 261 D Laptop
November 3, 2010 4:52:29 PM

You need to go into the BIOS (usually press F2 when you apply power) to make sure your computer recognizes/detects the HDD. Assuming it does, you should be fine to re-install your operating system/apps from there.