Dell optiplex cannot detect hard drive
Got a problem, scoured the net, could not find a solution. Couple of problems, appreciate any help anyone might be able to lend.
I have acquired a Dell Optiplex GX1 350 (Pentium II) with a Quantum Viking II 2.0GB hard drive, slow CD-ROM, 4MB Video and NIC card.
I installed Windows 98SE on it with no problems. Then, I acquired a 32MB video card. I opened the case, realized it was the wrong kind of slot, so I put the case back together and tried to reboot.
First issue: Received a message on bootup saying PXE-E61 - media test failure, check cable. I read up on this and everything I could find suggested that the system was trying to boot through the network card (no network hooked up at this time), so I disabled it.
Now comes my big issue, when booting now, the system could not find a boot device. The hard drive is SCSI, and the BIOS advises to select NONE for the setting if it is a SCSI device (it's one of those BIOS that allows primary/secondary with choices of AUTO, NONE, and other drive types with cylinders, heads, and sectors).
The hard drive spins on startup, but for the life of me, I can't get this thing detected. I unplugged and plugged the cables back in, nothing. Removed it, put it back in, still same thing.
I am at a loss, I simply need the thing to detect the hard drive... any ideas? I'm open to pop ups if I'm around. Thanks in advance.