Posted 09 July 2011 - 08:00 AM
i cant help you with your adapter issue. sorry.
since you're going from IDE to sata, i didn't know whether jumper settings would be necessary, but, by all means, try them if it's not working. what you are describing is quite complicated, so document what you've tried. i'm really big on recording on paper, cassette recorder, camcorder, or anything that works. you don't want to repeatedly try something that doesn't work that you've already tried, while mistakenly not trying something that you need to. it's also crucial that you try everything! even if it means trying everything twice or three times.
on the subject of jumper settings, don't forget cable select and other settings that the jumper goes on. as long as it's not working, why not try everything.
with so many ways that this can go, and possibly only one way that it will work, that's why you have to try everything. also, every where that something plugs into something else, there's the possibility that it could not be making good contact. two thirds of the time i have hard drive trouble, it's the cables plugged in that's the problem, and two thirds of that is the ribbon cable that's not making good contact.
i think that, when you have 'detection', you will see it in the 'bios' screen (i hope i got that right, if not, please correct me). it's the screen that comes up shortly after you push the power button and tells what is 'seen correctly' by the computer. in my experience, once the hard drive is listed there, the problems is solved. i'm pretty confident that when this happens to you, this will also be the case.