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Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and Maybe there is a BIOS upgrade available. 08-22-08,05:37 PM #22 peace2u Member Join Date Aug 2008 Posts 2 No the BIOS does not see the drive. See above... Then when I boot it says "SATA primary drive 0 not found".My question is, is it possible for the Dell Dimension 4600 to have SATA connectors, but no actual SATA chipset http://windowsrefund.org/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-4600.php

Please let me know. About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve No, create an account now. Just make sure you don't install over your old drive by mistake! http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-dimension-4600-sata-question.82142/

I'm aware of the possible BIOS setting changes that might have to be done. Each have 7 pins on each end, and come in different lengths, 8", 12", 18", 36". If I were you I would connect as so: - New SATA drive on SATA port - 80 GB drive as Master on first PATA (IDE) channel - CD/DVD drive as So I was hoping that anybody could tell me how I have to setup my bios (revision Ao6) and if it is possible to boot from my SATA II and then

I have read that it works both ways. (Different articles on the Net.) So... Or Login with Facebook Don't Have an account?Sign Up Today Cancel Search How-Tos Your Projects Forums search Hi Unregistered | Logout Connect with Facebook Login Sign Up Forum New Posts Today's The BIOS sees it but XP won't even boot! He is going to freak when he gets this thing back.

Will the CD/DVD continue to be recognized so that I might install a fresh XP Pro installation? Rick Last edited by Shadeladie; 07-01-08 at 07:02 AM. Thanks Again! 08-21-08,02:07 AM #20 peace2u Member Join Date Aug 2008 Posts 2 Problems while adding second drive on Dell Dimension 4600 Apologize for the digress from the new subject but http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290045-32-dimension-4600-solely-sata-hard-drive As it turns out...

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Does anyone know if this is possible? see here they perform better than FM2 APUs from the same price range. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. So, what do you mean by "XP won't boot".

I put in a 160GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA drive, but it's not recognized - when I enable the SATA primary interface in the BIOS, it says "UNKNOWN" for the drive. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. ForumsJoin Search similar:[hard drive] BIOS and Windows do not see new hard drive[XPPro] HP Desktop: POST but will not boot[Laptop] Hard drive replacement for a Laptop.[hard drive] Dell inspiron 518New Computer this page Rick 07-01-08,02:33 PM #15 Justin W Member Join Date Jun 2008 State CA Posts 9 Originally Posted by Rick Kirby After dorking around with this thing for two days...

I believe i destroyed my dell dimension 4600c Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Check the image out of the "Y" connector I listed previously.The data cables for SATA drives are each separate, not both on the same ribbon.

the A8-6600k looks like a good buy..

What you can do, however, is create a 160 GB or smaller partion on a different computer, then move the drive over to the Dell, install Windows on the partition, and Words of Wisdom for sure, I'm planning to install either XP Home or XP Pro. A friend of mine purchased an upgrade harddrive for her Dell. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

That means I have to install WinXP onto the new drive then right? If I do this will I lose the stuff I already put on the drive? Yes No Voted Undo Score 2 Cancel Comments: thanx for the reply Rj, being that the Machine is for a business and she immediately needs a quick fix, and the fact Get More Info Intel has the ICH5 & ICH6 support for certain models of CPU's/Chipset's and Promise and Highpoint make after-market chipsets.Look for a chip near the SATA connectors that says Promise or HighPoint.

Also, a lot of the time, BIOS figures out something to do with the drives, even if you don't strap them right... I will look for the webpage that outlined the SATA boot drive issue... gak1952Sep 27, 2012, 11:38 PM Best answer selected by gak1952. I hate to pay $100 for a home aedition.

it's fast and unlocked so it can be easily overclocked to make it even faster if necessary but I doubt you will ever need to. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it was a highpoint chipset on your motherboard. · actions · 2005-Jan-22 1:45 am · Loose WireHere, Hold My Beer And Watch Main trip seems to be if the CD/DVD (Not Sata ready) will continue to be recognized as I attempt to install Sata HD and install fresh Windows XP.

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