Well Alrighty Then!!!
I first posted Saturday, and am here giving a frustrated update on Tuesday. And, may I ask to go over this as if you were replying in the "for dummies" format. It's been a few years since I've regularly repaired/reprogrammed laptops/computers and things have indeed changed.
Okay. I have TWO identical Dell Inspiron 3521.
The hard drive in one crashed. I bought a new WD 500gb SATA drive. I Cloned (with Macrium) the good hard drive to the new hard drive.
The dumb thing STILL won't recognize the WD SATA hard drive in BIOS!!! GRRRRRRRR!
Please somebody, what in the heck am I doing wrong?!? I went to DELL, found what was supposed to be the SATA and the Controller drivers, NO GO.
This is BULL. They make it where the warranty sucks, then don't even have it where it should be a simple swap!
Please help me fix this BLEEPING computer, and so help me I will NEVER fix another laptop for anyone else (other than myself) again!!!
Thanks A HUGE BUNCH in advance for saving my sanity!!!