new sata hard drive not detected on dell1525

Wd 750gb wd scorpio blue sata 3gb/s 2.5
August 26, 2010 at 08:39:26
Specs: Windows Vista
I have had my Dell for 3 yrs. Ijust backed up my comp a few weeks ago.:) well just the other day somebody was foolin with it and when i went to get on all i got was the Windows sign..and the scrolling yellow bar..thats it. i got a new SATA hard drive for it. I installed the hard drive but my comp doesn't recognize it..HELP!!!. Do i need to do something to the hard drive before i install it..or to my computer?

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#1
August 26, 2010 at 10:47:12
You need to format it before you can use it. Did you get a disk with the hard drive? Do you have any Dell recovery disks? You will need some kind of recovery disks to restore the machine. If the recovery was on the d partition of the old hard drive, and you removed it, you're out of luck. If I remember correctly, Dell gives you disks. If you have them, you need to boot off the disk and follow the onscreen directions.

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#2
August 28, 2010 at 02:56:52
Thank you Young Grassshopperrr!..love your name :)..Yes thats exactly what i did and it worked PERFECTLY!..:) Thank you for taking the time to respond.
April :)

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#3
August 28, 2010 at 04:42:07
You're welcome young April :) I'm glad to have helped.

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