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I then disconnected my dell dimension 8400 sata drive and connected my new hard drive using the oem cables, so it would be going straight to the motherboard and not the new card.

Finally a new person answered, dwll getting him up to speed on my situation, he dell dimension 8400 sata the problem was the motherboard, that it couldn’t recognize anything greater than GB. I just found this Dell press release dated June 21,stating that the largest size hard drive possible with the is GB: Hard disk drives are already low-level formatted, and the sector tables and directory structure will be transferred from the original drive.

I used the link from ejn’s post. I think I may have used the incorrect driver. I cannot access Window’s or even safemode All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

Personally I would keep the 1tb hard drive and return the card. Of course they were closed now, five hours after dimenxion started today.


Do you know of a way to have the Bios recognize a hard drive that is connected to a PCIe card? Try this one instead: Many of them are too large for a floppy. I figured why not post this here. The driver you’ll need is here: With regard to the diskette drive; the has a standard diskette interface, but it also has the capability of using a USB diskette drive as drive A.

This places the controller in IDE compatible mode so that the native drivers in the Win XP installation disk will see the drive. With dell dimension 8400 sata 30, posts through earlyRickmktg hasn’t bought dell dimension 8400 sata Dell computer since Julybut has bought two Lenovo laptops If you don’t have a CD with the drivers you will need to build the diskette using the driver file specified in previous posts.

Dell Forum member since After making this change, Windows XP should install without a problem. When you do that and restart the computer, do you see the drive and its correct capacity shown on the system setup screen?

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Privacy Policy Support Terms of Use. You have to use the text mode F6 floppy diskette during the initial setup.


Insert XP CD if requested. Sign up with Facebook. If you upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8, you should be able to 840 a 3tb or 4tb drive, but only for data.

SATA drivers needed for Dimension 8400

But I will try this and see how it goes. Anyone who has read this far into this novel that rivals War and Peace have any ideas?

I have a pretty good knowledge of PC’s Thanks for the prompt replies, I’m now going to look for a good deal on a 1 or 2 TB drive Restart the system and press F2 to enter the system bios. Thank dell dimension 8400 sata for your help! I had already decided to get a new pc over the weekend since I can not afford to be down for long and I started seeing this computer as a dimensino outdated liability, but was hoping dell dimension 8400 sata sell this one with the 19″ LCD, speakers, etc. Replacing optical drive with an SSD?