I wanted to buy a new hard drive for more space and so I looked in my tower and found the hard drive, took a look at it so that I would know to get a similar one as an upgrade. After plugging the hard drive back in my computer reads:
"Reboot and Select proper boot device"
I then bought a new hard drive and a new SATA3 cable. Plugged them both in and get the same result. I tried popping in my windows 7 loading disk and it cant find a drive to install windows on. The BIOS does not recognize that I have a hard drive plugged in either(though it does recognize my DVD drive.) I've tried plugging the the cable into a different SATA port on my mobo and still nothing.
The cables are certainly plugged in firmly. How can I get my machine to recognize the hard drive?
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-HD3