I tried putting a new 20gig 7200 hard drive in, and it is not working. Right now it is in as Primary Master, my other hard drive is secondary master, and my dvd is secondary slave. Well, when I boot up my system, it takes a while when detecting my IDE drives (but all 3 are detected), then says that the Primary Hard Drive has no 80 cond. cable installed. Then after another little while it says "Primary Hard Drive Failure, press F1. So I do, and the computer continues booting, and in that little table showing the drives and so forth, it says "none" under Primary Master. But then Windows loads fine and all my programs work great. The only other thing I notice is in my Device Manager it says that there is a problem in my Primary bus Master IDE Controller. I load a new driver, fix it, reboot, and the same problem occurs.
The strange thing is that I have switced my new hard drive to Primary slave, and when booting there is no failure message, and it shows up in that little table even, but then the computer says: Verifying DMI Pool Data, and it just stops there. It never gets passed that. So, I am not sure what to do. I have tried all different kinds of hookups. Please help! thanks a lot,