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When I try to boot my Dell intel inspiron b130, I get a white screen that says: "the device in the system modular bay cannot be identified. It may not be completely inserted or may have some other problem. Please read and complete the following steps in order: 1) Press the device firmly into the bay 2)Power off the system 3)Press the power button to retry detecting the device" So far I have tried removing and reseating the optical drive. I don't know what else to do, but I need to boot my computer so I can access a couple of files that I didn't get a chance to back up.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Could a dead battery be the problem? Mine was approaching the end of it's useab life. If I replace the battery will that fix it?

  • marygirl_mh Jan 05, 2009

    Could a dead battery be the problem? Mine was approaching the end of it's useable life. If I replace the battery will that fix the problem?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    if the device is not critical to your backing up the files.... unplug it and reboot and do that ....what is the device by the way ?



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It sounds like either the battery or the drive (floppy or CD-ROM) is not seated correctly. Try removing each of them and inserting them again.

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