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Hard Drive I have 3 different hard drives - two of them state that primary and secondary disk drive can not be found, one says diskette drive seek failure...any thing I can do to fix this? can't even log on to windows.

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Make sure they are set to main hard : Master on one cable
2nd : slave on the same cable as the first hard drive
3rd : as master or cable select on the second cable
windows should load then

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Given the age of the computer it's most likely the drive has failed.

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there are few thing you ahve to keep in mind

there are two type of hard disk
1. IDE
2. SATA

As per your hdd capacity it should of IDE type.

Now there are two IDE slots on motherboard. One is Primary and other is Secondary

You can fix two hdd with one IDE Slot that mean you can fix up upto faour IDE hdd at a time

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Hmmmm That is strange.
If all three of these error messages started at the same time it probably means that something has seriously gone wrong with the Input Output controller(s) on your motherboard.

Have you moved house recently? Sometimes cables can fall off inside the computer when you move them although it is unlikely that your floppy and hard drive cables would both fall off.

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There maybe an option to test the hard drive in the BIOS, if so use it to test the hard drive.
If the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace it and install Windows, the various device drivers and your programs to get a functioning computer again.
You might consider buying a new computer (it will be faster & better than the old Dell) and you have your new monitor to go with it.

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If you don't feel you can safely do that, you may want to seek the assistance of someone who can or a company that provides hard drive recovery services.

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