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Harddrive not found

By mzchocolate
Feb 21, 2009
  1. My Dell Optiplex GX150 will not reboot. I have a message saying
    Secondary hard disk drive 0 not found
    Secondary hard disk drive 1 not found
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the set up utility

    Nothing happens when I hit the F1 key but F2 takes me to the setup utility.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Depending upon your hardware experience
    You will need to remove all power (ie power cord out) and then open the side panel and reseat the Harddrive cables

    Howmany internal harddrives do you have?
    Are they Sata o IDE configured?

    You should also run F2 into CMOS settings, and run Bios defaults
     
  3. mzchocolate

    mzchocolate TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for replying Kimsland. I have one internal harddrive. And it is IDE configured. Can you give me instructions on running F2 into CMOS settings and Bios defaults plz.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    In the F2 setup utility, you will need to navigate around (I believe it's Alt key plus P key, to change setup pages) until you find defaults (it may be worded slightly differently) Enable setup defaults, then save and exit (which I believe is either Esc key on its own, or F10 then Esc)
     
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