Have a Dell XPS Desktop - my samsung hd103sj crashed. I had a data recover company recover my data, which they put onto a new 500GB WD 2.5" hard drive. I copied the data to an external hard drive as backup, and now am trying to get my desktop working again. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium Reinstallation CD.
I am unsure the computer is recognizing the hard drive. When turning on, it shows that drive is detected, but when I go into setup - the HD details aren't there.
I was told I need to install an OS to the drive, so changed my boot sequence to CD/DVD. Windows 7 starts to install, I select new installation - then it asks me to find a driver. And gives me option to browse - I am unsure what driver I am looking for or where to find it. Whether its on my computer or whether I need to download the driver from someplace to a USB stick... It is a WD 2.5: 500GB SATA drive.
Message below it what it asks.
“To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK.
Note: The installation media can be a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
Also - I am not sure whether I need to partition and format the drive, the drive has all my backup data on it but no O/S. It doesn't load into windows, so I need to know how to do things via command prompt.
Gave anyone guide on how to get O/S installed.