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New OS install, no hard drives showing up

I'm installing Windows 7 on an older PC. It was running on it before but my hard drive bit the dust. When I boot from the install disk and go to install it, there are no hard drives listed and the message says "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

It's an old Dell Dimension 8300 with a couple WD hard drives in it, a 250GB and a 500GB. I could get the model numbers if that's necessary.

Thanks in advance,
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    Are they showing up in the BIOS?

    Disconnect the one that you do not want the o/s on.
    On the one with the o/s, make sure that is set to Cable Select or CS for short.
  2. Check to see what the BIOS setting for IDE/SATA is, and try flipping it around.
  3. Thanks, the secondary drive was not set to cable select. Moved the jumper and that solved the problem. I love this place.
  4. Good, please select my answer as Best Answer.
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