Hard drive help

By melinno01
Apr 27, 2009
  1. I have a dell E510 that i am trying to fix for my mom. the original hard drive just decided to die one rainy day:::. i tried to reload the os on the old hard drive but the os would not stay on. so my I bought a western digital 500 gb SATA hard drive. I've hit yet another wall. When i go to load the os on it cant find the hard drive at all. Any suggestions that might get the hard drive recognized?
    P.S. everything but the hard drive works on this system
  2. AlessBauer

    AlessBauer TS Rookie

    Maybe you need sata drivers load for setup?
    maybe setup cant find drivers for sata controller?
  3. melinno01

    melinno01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i get the drivers working without an os?

    Moderator Edit:
    Member created new thread, I quote:
  4. AlessBauer

    AlessBauer TS Rookie

    you can upload sata drivers on 3,5" disk.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks AlessBauer, he obviously solved that issue, as stated above :grinthumb

    He has now created a new thread.
  6. melinno01

    melinno01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks lol sorry if i seem nooby on this site. It's not until recently that i have been doing system builds and learning how to replace certain new parts on an older computer
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