Question about Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

1 Answer

IDE Drive not found on startup

I just installed a DVD drive in my Dell Dimension E310. After startup I got the BIOS screen stating two of the drives not found. These were the PATA-0 and PATA-1 drives for the PRI IDE Master and PRI IDE Slave. I can work on the computer and access internet. It appears that everything runs on the computer except for the CD and DVD drives. I also think the floppy disk drive won't work because the 'A' drive and CD and DVD drives do not show up in the My Computer folder. The device manager does not have the CD or DVD drives but does have the PRI and Sec IDE channels showing up in the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section.

Posted by on

  • smolensgc1 Nov 13, 2008

    I have tried different combinations of the jumpers including the one you said to use and have both on Cable Select. The new drive I purchased has a diagram showing which jumper is which but the original CD drive does not show which is which. I assumed that all drives used the same Master/ Slave/ Cable Select positioning for the jumper so I went by what the DVD drive diagram showed for both drives. Was this a correct assumption? Thank You.

  • smolensgc1 Nov 14, 2008

    thanks. Original IDE cable did not work with drives. I replaced cable and all is working fine.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,427 Answers

I am assuming that the cd and DVD drives are on the Ide right ?? thats because one of the drives jumper is set wrong. If you take a look at the back you will find it saying master / slave / Cable select with eighter a 6 to 10 pins. basically one needs to be set to master and connected with the top piece of the cable and the other set to slave and connected with the middle of the cable. and the other jacks into the main board. If i misunderstood you please respond correcting me as soon as possible so i can be of further help.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Nov 14, 2008

    sorry for the delayed return.. glad to know its fixed,, and yes most drives have the same settings..

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1720 s.m.a.r.t HDD detects imminent failure the computer cant boot-up.


if you haven't got a good back up, external to the hard drive, it may be too late
dead hard drives are mostly un recoverable
take it to a computer repair shop to make sure that it is not a boot problem
if the hard drive is failing, replace it with a solid state hard drive that has no spinning discs to fail

Jan 13, 2017 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How do i turn off the HDD


What happens when entering the sleep mode is the drives will be turned off and the present state will be kept in memory until awakened. While the system is active the power scheme will prevent the drives from idling down after so many minutes with the never turn off setting applied.

With the turn off drives after the default 20minutes of inactivity that doesn't mean all drives turn off at the exact same time. I've never come across any reference for changing the power plan option for individual drives. But I can point you at the guide for the power plan settings with one instruction on drive settings to apply prior to entering the sleep mode.



hope that helps if not let someone here know.

Oct 03, 2014 | Computers & Internet

3 Answers

How to convert desktop hard drive to external hard drive?


See this... http://voices.yahoo.com/converting-old-computer-hard-drive-into-external-1481521.html

Jul 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Error code 0151


hard drive failure. replace with new drive and reinstall whatever os you choose. i recommend 240-480 gb ssd.

Apr 12, 2014 | Dell Vostro 1015 Laptop Computer (Intel...

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite A665 S6067 laptop wont recognize my SeaGate FreeAgent Go 500 Gb. device


I had a similar problem and I had to "Delete Volume" when in DIsk Management. I then had a choice to "Create Simple Volume" which I did, and then a wizard created the correct partitions and assigned a drive letter to my external drive. Everything was them OK.

Mar 21, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I have an imac computer model M6498EMC that is without a hard drive.I have all kinds of sata and ide drives.can i install one of these and how do i do it exactly


You will find at the bach of the PC there are little 'doors' with screwed covers. find an empty slot slide drive in and screw down then connect up inside to the loom on a spare socket

Sep 27, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Drive cycle


you have put your question on wrong category here hard drive meant for computer hard disks

Feb 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

C:\preload\data9_04.inp cannot be recovered


You can recover the file with 3rd party data recovery software.I have succeed to recover files from external hard drive with Tenroshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost files. By the way,you can download it and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether your file can be recovered. Get it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoverystandard.htm

Jul 31, 2011 | HP Media Center m1080n (PC099A#ABA) PC...

1 Answer

How do i reset my computer to an earlier date?


Most computers have a RTC or "real time clock" in the BIOS. BIOS (or "Basic Input Output System") controls how data gets into and out from the processor (via keyboard, disk, etc.). Be careful making changes. The BIOS is normally only accessable when the computer is powered on or reset, and then only while performing the POST (or "Power On Self Test"). At this time your screen may display text describing memory, drives, controllers, etc. Some machine have a "silent boot" enabled which displays a manufacturer's graphic or logo instead of this data. It is during this time the the BIOS may be accessed. Depending on the manufacturer of your computer, a key (Delete, Escape, F1 or some other) or key combination (ALT + F1, ALT + S, or some other) will be needed. It is required to press the key or key combination prior to the Operating System loading message(s). This can be done be repeatedly pressing the key (or key combination) once every second (or two) during the POST. Holding the key(s) down the entire time - or pressing them too often will result in an error, and require starting over again.

Once the BIOS screen is presented, you will have to scroll the entire page(s) to find the clock. Most BIOS brands have more than just a single page of settings. Using the the up, down, left, right, PgUp, PgDn & Enter keys - navigate to the clock hours and minutes and adjust as needed. Make sure that you SAVE changes before exiting the BIOS screen. Upon exit, the computer will reboot with your settings.

Your Operating System may also provide a way for you to change the system time (and date) as well. Try clicking on the time / date to see if it will bring up a dialog box that allows you to make the change.

I hope this helps and good luck! If my answer was helpful, please rate it "4 thumbs up" Thanks!

Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

How to install bluetooth on my pc


Hello,
This depends on what kind of bluetooth you plan on using. Certain things like a Blu-Ray DVD Drive needs to be installed and hooked up internally in your PC, while something like Headphones or a Keyboard simply just needs a USB-based transmitter or a Bluetooth card that plugs into your computer.

Hope that helps,

Aaron Busch

Jan 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop Logo

532 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18357 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...