After finding out that my Laptop has a dying hard drive, I went and bought a replacement for it. The laptop originally had a 40GB IDE drive, and I thought that if I had to replace the drive, then I might as well get a higher capacity drive. So I bought a 160GB Samsung IDE drive from eBay. Upon recieving and installing the drive into the unit, I found that when I tried opening the BIOS, it would take a while to open (as does the boot device selection menu), and once it does, under Hard Disk Drive it said 'none'. I've tried removing and reinstalling the drive, I've ensured that there are no jumpers on the drive and I've also tried installing Ubuntu onto it anyway, but the partitioner shows nothing. If I insert the old drive, everything works fine (well sort of). As far as I know, the problem could arise because of two reasons; because I got swizzed on eBay, or because the laptop BIOS or mainboard will only support drives up to a certain capacity. I hope it's neither of those, as I bought that drive and waited quite a while for it because of the slow post and the snow. Also I have no idea how to test a drive without buying some sort of IDE adaptor for my main PC. Is there any way this can be sorted? Edit: Considering a BIOS update, but having trouble finding out how to do so without having to have a version of Windows on there.