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Drive 2 and 3 not found

Hello.
i get the following messsage in DOS when I start my computer
Drive 2 not found,parallel ATA,PATA-0 ( PRI IDE Master)
Drive 3 not found,parallel ATA,PATA-1 ( PRI IDE Slave)

Can you help me with this problem.My service warranty expired 3 days before this problem arose and Dell is not willing to assist with this problem.

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  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    I keep on receiving the follwoing message "drive 2 not found parallel ATA PATA 0". How to solve this?

    Any help is aprpeciated

  • mhdsalih Nov 12, 2008

    Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATA

    Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA

  • Tomykat Jan 18, 2009

    The error message and DELL "support"!

    I have tried re-enabling my "drive 2" but with no success.
    All suggestions appreciated.

  • Perfect Ange Jan 28, 2009

    Drive 2 not found,parallel ATA,PATA-0 ( PRI IDE Master)
    Dell 4700 Series

  • LLYork Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem of DRive 2 --- not being found
    any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated
    need specifics -- as I am not very literate in fixing these computers
    one response said to go to boot and activate the drive --- how do you do this ????????????????
    It is a Dell Dimension E510 machine @ 3years old


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I keep on receiving the follwoing message "drive 2 not found parallel ATA PATA 0". How to solve this?

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

Go to boot up and ENABLE the drives

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