Yeah, but what motherboard/cpu do you have, it'll probably say on the motherboard itself. Look for asus/abit/mfi/gigabyte/asrock/ something or other. From that we can determine, age, certain compatibilities.
Check, you're set to boot from the original drive you had in still, when your pc starts up, tap delete over and over until a blue screen comes up. Use the arrow keys, and enter, to find the boot priorities.
You'll have to find out also what model the hardrive is, and maybe someone may have it, or you could find online a diagram as to where the jumpers should be places for slave and master settings.
Also make sure you've plugged in the power and ide cables