Old PC not recognizing HDD

By jbzeigler
Dec 5, 2008
  1. I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

    It's the only HDD.
  2. gguerra

    gguerra TS Guru Posts: 319

    The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
  3. jbzeigler

    jbzeigler TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    I did have auto detection turned on and everything so I opened up the PC and found that I had the HDD set to master - but it was a single. Oops. Thanks for the advice though.
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