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New OS install, no hard drives showing up

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December 9, 2012 12:45:10 AM

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,
Nathan

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December 9, 2012 12:56:35 AM

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.

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December 9, 2012 12:59:19 AM

Check to see what the BIOS setting for IDE/SATA is, and try flipping it around.
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December 9, 2012 2:14:37 AM

Thanks, the secondary drive was not set to cable select. Moved the jumper and that solved the problem. I love this place.
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December 9, 2012 2:20:21 AM

Good, please select my answer as Best Answer.
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December 9, 2012 2:31:23 AM

This topic has been closed by SR-71 Blackbird
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December 9, 2012 2:31:25 AM

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