Ok. So I recently just recieved a Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2 from my brother. He purchased a new gaming laptop so he did not need his Desktop anymore. The catch is, he gave me the computer, but took out the hard drive.
So I purchased a new hard drive:SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive by Seagate w/ 500GB of Space.
Now, I know nothing about this stuff but I managed to physically put the hard drive into the tower and plug it in. However when I started the computer the only message I saw was.....
Phenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A04
Copyright 1985-1988 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. Coyright 1990-2004 Dell Computer Corporation
All Rights Reserved
Dell System Dimension XPS Gen 2 Seies
BIOS version A04
SATA Primary drive 0 not found
Primary drive 0 not found
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility...
So it looks like the computer does not see the new hard drive.
Where do I go from here. I also have a copy of Windows XP Pro that has to be installed on this new hard drive as well. Oh and the Hard Drve came with a Disk that says "Disc utility Software and Manual," and I assume i nee windows to run that disk? I really appreciate any help that can be given. TY :D