Am I missing something? Back to home page Return to top. In regards to the diskette drive error, the same theory applies. Back to home page. It could be the hard drive but I’m not sure, my Windows XP Install CD detected it without problems like i mentioned earlier and was able to format and even copy installation files on it. You can’t post answers that contain an email address.

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After doing what they told me, I have a new problem every time I fix a problem, a new one comes, sigh Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: If the cable isn’t keyed, make sure you’re plugging it in the right direction. I found this computer in my basement since I think my parents have better computers now so they usually put older ones in the basement.

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IDE HD boot / SATA HD connected – DELL GX270 [Closed]

You’ll need a light and maybe some glasses to see it. See the whitish 4-socket hole square connector? After rebooting, and several WooWoo’s later, I reformatted and have rebooted since with no problems.

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You want to plug your primary HDD into the lowest number. You either turn it on or off and it shows up in the OS whether or not one is actually physically installed in the computer.

Other offers may also be available. Subject to credit approval. Joined Mon Jun 14, 6: There is a feature that may be called detection in the BIOS but that just checks to make sure the drive is there and then warns you if it isn’t during POST.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments. Get a strong flashlight and a magnifying glass if you have one. You could if anything, asta drive 0 in bios Set it to NONE like you did for the floppy and it’ll remove the error. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms delp conditions – opens in a new window or tab. Thu Jun 09, 5: Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. More Print this page Share this page.

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All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. The only way I can get my machine to boot now is to press F12 the boot menu and select ‘Primary Master Drive’ as the drive to boot from. Could it be that my BIOS settings are wrong or maybe the whole physical motherboard is defective. It sounds like the boot order is wrong in the system’s BIOS and it’s still looking for the old hard drive to boot from.

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Get the item you ordered or get your money back. It’s worth a thousand words. Nov 28, The only problem that is still left is the floppy drive which the BIOs cannot detect though the OS may detect it once I get it running on the computer.