Sounds like either a dead drive, bad cable, or bad IDE controller on the motherboard.
Computer question for you guys? I pulled a hard drive out of one PC and put it into another one as the primary master. The jumpers are on ?Master?. When I booted it up the first time, it required booting from disk. I booted from an XP Home disk. Now after Windows is set up and reboots, it will only boot up from a disk. Bios is set to boot from HDD first, CD ROM second and Floppy third. Bios does recognize the HDD, make, model and capacity. HELP!!! How do I get it to boot from the HDD? I?ve snuck the disk out in between the re-boot and it still searches for a disk to boot from only. The verbiage on the screen is ?Boot from CD:? HDD that I'm attempting to install is a Seagate 120 Gig U series 9. Model: ST3120025A
The System is around 4 years old, homebuilt. 2.4 G Celeron 512 DDR RAM Windows XP Home System runs flawless with previous HHD (Hitachi) installed. If there?s anything you can suggest? Thanks for helping!!!