Having problems with your Dell Dimension XPS 400 PC Desktop ?

Hello, I have a Dell XPS 400 system that has a bad hard drive. So I went out and bought a new SATA drive, and it's not detecting it upon boot. When I go to the boot menu on F12, it says something about floppy diskette seek failure....not sure what to do...power adapter and sata cable are hooked up fine...


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Was the original drive also a SATA? If not, then you would need to enter the bios setup and enable the onboard SATA channels. If the bios had gotten defaulted, as from a dead CMOS battery etc. it could have also caused your original SATA drive to be inaccessible.
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