internal harddrive not recognized but works

Dell Inspiron 537 st desktop computer (i...
March 10, 2010 at 11:54:34
Specs: Windows XP
My desktop is about 5 years old and the problem is that blue screen came up and it shut down and wouldnt start up again. It doesnt recognize the harddrive when i try to reinstall windows. So i took the harddrive out and used it as external to backup everything and it works then. The harddrive as windows XP but then when i put it in it doesnt recognize. I tried installing a new one and same problem happens.

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#1
March 10, 2010 at 13:03:04
IDE/SATA board chip, cable or power or bios settings.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 10, 2010 at 13:15:04
Sorry i am not a techy person. but what do i do with it?
thanks

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#3
March 10, 2010 at 17:30:54
"It doesnt recognize the harddrive when i try to reinstall windows"

If it's an SATA drive, it won't be recognized until you install the SATA drivers.

"Setup did not find hard drive" step by step guide


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