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Optiplex 755 Motherboard doesn't see HDD


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#1 Smitty Blake

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

I have a WD1200BB-CCCAA1 IDE Hard Drive

Trying to use it in a Dell Optiplex 755 Shell and motherboard.

Service Tag: 7V930G1

Express Service Code: 17127184897

 

The 755's motherboard only takes SATA connections (no IDE) so I am using a SYBA SATA to IDE Dongle to connect the primary SATA cable to the WD1200.

 

The jumper on the WD1200 is pulled designating "Master or Slave".  It is a fully functioning HDD with windows 2000 loaded, but was never used with this configuration.  I had two computers crash, and am combining functional parts to make 1 functional home computer...not used for much more than office/school work, so no need to put $ into upgrading.

 

The computer boots to the 'Dell' Boot Screen but will not recognize the WD1200.

 

gives following alert:

 

Alert! Failed to detect one or more drives during POST.

  Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

    Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics

 

I've run the diagnostics, and everything comes back as good, other than it can't find the HDD.


Edited by hamluis, 02 March 2014 - 04:27 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 dls62

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:47 PM

The HDD needs to have the jumper set to Master.

 

A silly question, and I don't wish to sound condescending, but you have got the SATA to IDE adapter powered up?



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:10 PM

Set jumper to Master

Yes power is supplied to the adapter, however I failed to put power to the HDD also.

 

Have jumper set, and power to both...when booted it now states:

 

NTLDR is missing

CRTL + ALT + DEL to restart



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

I am a bit rusty on Win2K. This article - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318728 - may help.




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