External HD becoming internal

March 20, 2009 at 09:37:08
Specs: Windows XP, Intel 600mhz/256k
So, I attempted to install a FreeAgent Desktop external as an internal secondary HD. Plugged it in (SATA), powered the PSU, all I get is a blinking yellow light and the comp won't turn on. Is this a problem with dell? Do i need a driver? Or is this something else? Please help

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#1
March 20, 2009 at 09:41:29
Did you plug in the power to the drive also besides the sata cable? Did you check in the Bios to see if it's recognized?

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#2
March 20, 2009 at 09:54:21
Yes, plugged the power cable in as well...can't check BIOS because the computer doesn't start/

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#3
March 20, 2009 at 10:28:35
Check to see if the drive is spinning. It sounds like it either it isn't getting power, or it's defective.

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