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Dell Dimension 2400 series BIOS version A05 Message once computer is started: Secondary drive 0 not found Secondary drive 1 not found Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility I have hit the F1 key and nothing happens. I have hit the F2 key and the same thing, nothing happens. The screen is frozen on this message. Any suggestions on what to do would be very much appreciated.

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If just set optimal defaults in BIOS windows are not perhaps on the
drive you try to boot from.BIOS can have changed drive.

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