Maybe it failed maybe it did not, trying a boot CD to find out.
Question is: will an ATA-6 drive work in place of an ATA-5 OEM drive?
Any hints on finding out if the drive really failed? System setup does not recognize a fixed drive, and system restore failed to write.
Are the controllers on the mother board? Could the mother board have gone bad? Presario 2100, 2 years old. Runs real hot.