hard drive failed or motherboard problem?
I have a computer that seemed to of died at random
we walked in and the thing was just off (we left it on)
I turn it on and it says "drive 0 can not be found"
I took the drive out of that box and put it into mine as a slave..
and it says drive o and 1 can not be found.. I tried master as well.. same error msg..
so I'm assuming the drive went bad, over heated (I dont know)
the drive spins up and powers up.. just no computer I put it in seems to find the drive..
heres the real problem:
when I try to install a new hard drive in the comp..
it keeps tellin me "drive 0 can not be found"
Ive tried 3 different spare drives I have..
and I know these drives to work..
some are unformated, other with win xp installs..
and the comp keeps tellin me it cant find the drives..
my question is:
is there anything like bios settings.. or some kinda config
that I need to delete/clear so that the comp will find the new drives I put into it?
any ideas before I buy a quick 300$ dell to replace it?