Secondary HDD and DVD+-RW not recognized
A friend of mine purchased a computer through dell, and it's running Windows Vista Home Ed.
I installed a SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB HDD, as well as an older DVD-RW Drive from his previous computer. The HDD install was very straight forward, it is wired into the SATA 2 port. The computer won't recognize it. What do I need to do to get this up and running?
Next was the install of the DVD drive. This was an "older" one, so it's connection was the larger 16 pin connection and 4 pin power. The MOB only has SATA connections, so I directed him to a converter on eBay that plugs right into the back, and converts to SATA. I set this up, and it appears to be getting power (green LED on converter), but of course the computer is still not recognizing it.
Any advice on this one? I'm not familiar with Vista fortunately.