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i got a coupla older dells, PII era. and one wont recognize any hard drive i put in, now i know that dells are proprietary, but a hard drive?

and dont say dells suck, i got these for free.

so ya, basically, i need to know just how proprietary the older dells are.

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um i have set everything to CS and added one drive at a time till i had 4 in there, a 1.2 gig, a 3.8 gig, a 6.4 gig, and a 20 gig, all on Cs and nothing, i tried master/slave arrangement, nothing, i even swapped cables.

the bios simply will NOT recoginze any hard drive

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um i have set everything to CS and added one drive at a time till i had 4 in there, a 1.2 gig, a 3.8 gig, a 6.4 gig, and a 20 gig, all on Cs and nothing, i tried master/slave arrangement, nothing, i even swapped cables.

the bios simply will NOT recoginze any hard drive

That sounds like a bad motherboard, get a PCI IDE card and put that in and see what happens.

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Random curiosty in the BIOs screen are the HDD's info already filled out? If so may try setting it to auto or making sure all info listed is correct for the new HDDs you're putting in. I got a couple of old Dells myself (thinkin' a 486SX and a Pentium 2) and both have had different HDDs in them at one point or another.

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