Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook ?

Replacing HD HD is not recognised by BIOS. Cannot highlight the item and get the BIOS to auto detect. Thinking about replacing the HD. It is a Hitachi Travelstar IC25N020ATCS04. Plenty of references to this item but am confused by options on the spec. How do I choose between these two?. Does it matter.? HD123 20GB 4200RPM IC25N020ATCS04 07N8372 IDE HD122 20GB 4200RPM IC25N020ATCS04 07N8367 IDEThanks Derek McBride


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Hi there.
Go into the bios settings and set it to defaults, save and exit, let the PC restart and check the bios again to see if the drive is recognized.
If you have no joy and you have to replace the hard drive then there is no real difference between the 2 drives you mentioned as they both run at the same speed although you may find that 20BG is a bit small and you will be limited to what you can install and store on the drive.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!
Either one of those hard drives is an OK replacement for your current drive.
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