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Step 1: Switch to SATA.

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Check the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.dell.com
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Take this as a S.M.A.R.T. drive warning and start backing up your valuable information. Be prepared for a drive failure.

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Sorry, but this isn't a good sign. Drive 0 is most likely your main hard drive, and only if you have a second one would you computer ever find anything on Drive 1.
I would check the connections inside from the motherboard to the hard drive, as well as from the power supply to the hard drive.
Here's the manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx60/en/ug/sffabout.htm#1103481
Also, if you boot your computer to the Dell copy of Windows, go through the motions of reinstalling Windows and you probably won't be able to detect any drive to install it on.
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For this problem it only means that the Hard Disk of the computer is not being detected

Try doing the ff:
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  • Clean the port where the cable is connected (make sure that the computer is unplug)
  • reboot the computer
  • if problem persist contact computer manufacturer
Hope this will help
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Hi akaprettyboy,

It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive as soon as possible. If you are able to boot consider yourself lucky for now, but that error finding a POST queried EIDE drive detected possible error conditions means the drive is either Unreliable or a defective drive. You can try to reformat the drive (once you backup your data) to try and save it, but most likely it's trashed.

Best of luck

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