Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

Dell 8250 Hard drive 0 not found after move from US to UK

After my move to UK from US my Dell 8250 would not boot and gave me this messages - Primary hard disk drive 0 not found.  While trying to boot the hard drive made a clicking noise. I tried the system on 110 power via a transformer and directly linked to 240 power - switching the voltage input at the back of the computer.  Upon multiple boot attempts, I even got a software error message.  Any suggestions before I send to scrap!!!!!!

Posted by on

  • grahamdr Jan 23, 2009

    I bought the new drive today and have my original operating system and program cds.  I have an up-to-date external hard drive back-up so I've lost nothing except a few hours to load all my software.  Thanks for the input.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

IT sounds like the hard drive went bad, especially with the clicking noise. If you want to keep the system, you will need to buy a new drive (relatively cheap) from tigerdirect or newegg and istall it. NOt sure if dell still send out recovery cds with their systems but if you have one just insert the cd after you install the new drive and follow the prompts. If you do not have one contact dell support and they should beable to send you one

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Error Message: Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATA, PATA-0 (PRI IDE MASTER)


Anonymous,
Did you set the jumper on the drive to cable select? Check to what the jumpers on the back of the drive is set to. You should have 3 selections. primary,secondary and cable select.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Jan 21, 2012 | Dell Dimension E510 Dual Core 2.8 Ghz...

1 Answer

Dell: Primary hard drive 0 not found Primary


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.
You'll most likely need to replace the hard drive altogether. Sorry!
Hope this was helpful for you (even though it was bad news)! If so, please give a rating!

Mar 09, 2010 | Dell Optiplex GX60 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Primary disk drive not found


Check the connection of your hard drive and make sure it's plugged properly On The Motherboard.

Is this a SATA drive? Has it ever operated properly? If worse comes to worse, you'll have to reload windows from scratch.

Nov 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell Dimensions 2400 Primary Drive 0 Not Found


For this problem it only means that the Hard Disk of the computer is not being detected

Try doing the ff:
  • reseat the IDE or SATA cable of the Hard Disk
  • 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
Thanks
BYron


Sep 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell optiplex gx110 device detection problem


I'm guessing that the computer is not booting at all. This is saying that it cannot find any hard drive to talk to. Drives are labeled in the computer code with numbers starting at 0. There are up to 2 drives on an IDE ribbon cable, the Primary, and the "slave" or secondary. So, possibilities are that your hard drive died, the power connector to it came loose, or the power supply itself is having an issue with that connection that is attached to the hard drive.

Jun 11, 2009 | Dell OPTIPLEX GX110/200 PIII-866MHz 256MB...

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 8250 won't boot-up IDE fail code 5


install your OS and then firstly run chkdsk..

Jan 21, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 8250


Yes you need a new hard drive

Dec 09, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

232 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...