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Fortunately, most major drive makers have utilities that either come with the drive or can be downloaded from their web sites that can do a bit of diagnosing to see what, You didn't mention how old your Dimension desktop is, but that seems to be the most likely cause so far. Hardware failure on the motherboard, there is no solution to this but replacement of the motherboard. If it still does that, you will probably want to take it in for service at a reputable computer shop.Submitted by: Pete Z.***********************************************************************Answer:Have you replaced the CMOS backup battery? have a peek here

This is useless to most home users. Highlight the option that says "Unknown Device" and push enter. Today you are my hero. Michael Report cameron- Sep 2, 2009 at 01:15 AM Michael, I have a dell dimension 4600 that is slowly coming back to life after blue screen of death. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-dimension-3000-slave-drive-install-issue.683972/

Thnx again! Use any power plug that will reach. Then go through the re-start procedure without interrupting the power. If the HD is an ATA100 or 133 that connects to the motherboard with an 80 wire ribbon cable, check the jumper setting (small plastic and metal rectangle on pins usually

many thanks Cameron Report mking78› bearguy2u - Feb 20, 2010 at 06:59 PM Hi Michael, My Name is marshall is there any chance that I could get your email address due But it DOES mean the hard drive is bad if you've eliminated all other possible causes (failed attempt to re-install or repair the OS, no problems with the HDD's actual connection How do I sort this and is my hard drive completely knackered? thanks Report whiteboy- Oct 8, 2009 at 08:51 PM I had the same problem diskette drive 0 seek failure, your advise fix mine the first time-THANKS Report LisaP- Nov 6, 2009

If you have several Dells, you probably also have a router and a broadband connection, so you just hook it to the LAN and off you go.I'm not sure what else As you said, it isn't in any way serious, but it does get annoying. This can be very helpful if something is wrong with the OS on your hard drive.Now comes your particular problem (or what I am 99% sure is the cause of it). https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/3-10-06-primary-drive-not-found-162197/ If an operating system is found, it executes that OS.

A new box will open showing details about your drive, including used and free space. The only way to find this out is to take the hard drive out, and test it on another machine, and see if the failure (from startup or drive diagnostics) reoccurs.Submitted This will find & fix minor issues created by damaged (corrupted) files, but if the drive is failing, the utility may indicate that it was unable to complete successfully.4.) In line If the test comes up with a Fail result and any return code, you would have to replace the drive....RegardsShridharAtDell ShridharAtDell, I tried this on a computer I am attempting to

option. my response When changing cable connections always shut down the computer and unplug or switch off the power supply (depending on power supply you may have a rocker switch near power supply electrical Once the Computer Management window pops up, select the Device Manager on the left hand side. Contact the manufacture.

hit f1 or f2 , I turned it off in bio and it still comes up, went back to default and still the same . navigate here That means it has a primary and secondary port for IDE (a.k.a. The second screen you may see when you press F2 when prompted to do so will have some ?tabs? please tell me in details thanks Report workout girl- Dec 17, 2009 at 01:34 PM Hey thanks.

In order to do this, restart the computer. After you get the message "Primary drive not found", does the comp. for dell users u have change your first boot hardware to Harddisk and the go to integrated components and disable FDC. http://xmailing.net/dell-dimension/dell-dimension-3000.php Western Digital, for instance, has a utility called Data Lifeguard.

When I order a Dimension or an Inspiron, I select to receive 6 months of Earthlink (rather than AOL) and I select McAffee Security (rather than Symantec).Then I remove both of If you were to buy one, be sure to make sure your new one meets or exceeds the rating of the old one. Thank you.

You don?t want to end up worse off than before!

At this point, I'm wondering if I've tried about all I can and whether to just resort to a recovery specialist. The link goes to Dell customer support and is safe to click - Marc Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: 3/10/06 Primary drive not found! If necessary, change the order so that your C: drive is listed as the first option and make sure that the other locations listed are correct for your computer.While this will The drive that is connected to the end must be set to MA or Master and the drive that is connected to the middle needs to be jumped as a Slave.

I've only talked already about 3 of them. Register now Not a member yet? Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/683972 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? this contact form Report ALMSRick- Nov 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM Thank you!

Sometimes important files can get damaged or corrupted, making it difficult for your computer to read from the drive. These days, you probably won't see much in the way of diagnostic information, usually a logo from the company that made the computer.In your case, I suspect the drive may be Some badness will prevent a drive from being detected, as in, it might be completely dead. Remember when I said there is a list of 4 devices the BIOS will search?

ShridharAtDellApr 14, 2011, 7:52 PM Fred,As you are able to boot to Windows, it clearly indicates that the system is detecting the hard drive. Report inspectordug- Jun 7, 2010 at 07:09 AM Thank you VERY MUCH! It's usually a flat disc that looks rather like a coin.You may also need to "flush" your CMOS memory--the password reset jumper may not be enough. Let me give you a little background on your system.

This should get you to the point where you can see what the hard drive settings are. Report amod- Dec 1, 2008 at 12:22 PM Thanks Bigame, I had similer problem and solved it by going to bios f2 and click on load default then go into Integral B.***********************************************************************Answer:Hi Gretchen,This sounds like an installation or BIOS problem to me and doesn't have anything to do with the operating system (Windows XP). Once the settings are as described, push enter once to return to the main setup window.