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Dell Dimension will not recognize Drive "unknown device"

I am attempting to install a Seagate Barracuda hard drive (new and not formated yet) into a Dell Dimension 2400 computer with bios version A05.  The computer will not recognize this drive what so ever.  The drive does work, it was fine in another computer.  In the Dell bios the primary 0 drive is listed as "unknown device."  It is the only drive on the ribbon.  The ribbon is new and I have swaped with others, no help.   UDMA is enabled in the Dell bios.  I have a western digitial 40 gb that is old, but it seemed to work in the computer and recognize.  Is there a problem with seagate or is the bios for western digitial only?  I am very confused on this on.  I have replaced hard drives in many dell machines, this one has be stumped.  I also tried all the other jumper settings except slave.

Has anyone experienced this problem before.  
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rhutzel
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pghzooitCommented:
have you taken the jumper out all together?

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PUNKYCommented:
Try reset bios see if it helps?
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
The drive should be jumpered for CS (cable select); but, I suspect your problem is it is larger than 127GB and the Dell Bios hates it.
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rhutzelAuthor Commented:
Yes:  Bios has been cleared:  no change
Yes:  I tried the no jumper and cable select option
No:  The hard drive is only 80 gigabytes

I am going to consider this a bad bios.  I know that all of your answers would be right any other time.
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rhutzelAuthor Commented:
Thanks for trying
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PUNKYCommented:
Is the problem solved yet?
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