Primary hard disk drive 0 not found,primary

March 2, 2011 at 18:00:47
Specs: Windows XP, 512
Primary hard disk drive 0 not found, primary hdd 1 not found. F1 continue F2 setup, I press F1 to start loading the xp disc and windows goes through setup, and then freezes on, setup, press enter,repair press R, press F3 to quit. This is on a new hard drive that I just installed because the old one did the same thing and I thought it had crashed.

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#1
March 2, 2011 at 18:25:29
You need to list your system specs & HDD info.

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#2
March 2, 2011 at 18:31:50
Dell 4550, 512 RAM, the new hard drive is a WD caviar Blue 320gb

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#3
March 2, 2011 at 19:01:25
When they're connected to the same data cable, either both drives need to be jumpered Cable Select, or one drive needs to be jumpered Master, the other Slave.

The jumper settings are shown on the label on the top of the drive.

Some IDE hard drives, e.g. many Western Digital models, have two ways the drive can be designated as (jumpered as) Master - e.g. Master, single, or similar, for when the drive is by itself on an IDE data cable, and Master, with Slave, or similar, for when the drive is on a data cable with another IDE hard or optical (CD or DVD) drive.
That setting must be correct for the situation.

OR - you can set the single drive on a data cable to CS - Cable Select - and have it on the end connector of a 3 connector data cable, or set both drives on the same data cable to Cable Select.

Manuals
Dell™ Dimension™ 4550 Series
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

Connecting Drives
http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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#4
March 2, 2011 at 19:29:56
Thank you,,working on that now.

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