So I am in the process of trying to get this old hp running for the mom. and i am pretty computer savy , so this sames me a bit to even go here.... so here is goes . The hdd died in this rig. so i ordered some new ones . The mobo has a sata port so i went with a sata drive . the dvd driver how ever is ide . so when i go to install it goes thru everything fine untill loading windows. then it freezes at like 70 % ish .. or 60% or what ever , it never finished. so i started to troble shoot . first thing was changed the dvd drive to a sata one as well . still no luck . tried installing windows with my rig then transplanting hdd in that hp . but the dam thing wont recognize the hdd. ive tried many hdds and they all do this . so it is not the hdd. and i know the rest of the computer is good cuz i took the other parts and tested them in a different computer . any one ever have this issue? or know how to make that other =computer recognize the drive after i install windows .. sorry for bein a noob but i have never had this problem .. the older hardware is confusing me ! please help !