NEW SATA INTERNAL HARDDRIVE WOES...
I've just installed a new Western Digital internal SATA harddrive on my Dell E520,which is running XP.
The problem is the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. When I right click on MY COMPUTER, then click on manage, then click on DISK MANAGEMENT in the left hand pane, a listing of all my drives opens. My C and a partition, D are there as well as my external G, and my CD and DVD drives, E and F. I have two card readers listed as drives H and I. No where does the new Internal show up.
When I installed the new drive, I connected it to the spare power plug from the existing internal harddrive. I had to purchase a new SATA cable which was plugged into the new harddrive on one end, and the socket on the motherboard on the other end.
Since it's a SATA drive, I assumed the installation would be easy with no jumpers to contend with ; no decisions as to which would be the MASTER and which would be the Slave.
I'm kinda at a loss. Do any of you more gifted, brilliant folks out there have any ideas for me?