Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop ?

Cant boot from CD Drive.. cannot be seen in the bios

\015 Hi. My friend gave me his dell 4700 today, and i put my harddrive from my old computer in the dell 4700, and now it wont start. I want to re-install windows on it, and when i press f-12, many people have said select the CD-drive to boot from but its not even there. The only options are "System setup", "Boot to drive partitioning" and "Hard drive diagnostics". I have checked and the DVD drive is correctly connected, and so is my hard drive.\015

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I am havig the same problem with the same product. The only difference is that my hdd can be seen in the bios but when i use the same bus cable to connect the dvd rom, the rom is not see. Its shows 'not detected in the bios.
So now we need to know if power is getting to the cd and hard drive. Without a power supply tester it will be hard so I"d take the power supply out and ask my local pc repair shop to test it for me. If it's good then I'd be thinking motherboard. Since neither the cd or hard drive are detected it wouldn't make since that both ide cables had gone bad. I"ve found some info at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/sm/adtshoot.htm#wp1054081
which has trouble shooting light codes. I"d be interested in what the error code on the lights is. It also has diagrams for those of us that don't know about the inside of pc's.
The way I troubleshoot the motherboard is to take everything off the board, then one at a time reseat the RAM then try to power on the mb and listen of beeps. Then hook up the ide to the cd and listen for beeps. then the hard drive and listen for beeps and look for messages on the screen. Let me know what the status is.
Thanks,
Henry
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