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I am Having problem restoring my dell 2400

I am trying to restore a dell dimension 2400 but it will not boot automatically from the hdd or cd rom drive..i keep getting an error press f1 to reboot or f2 for setup utility..i did that already and i made sure the pc could boot from both CD ROM drive and HDD..still nothing happens..it keps getting the same error..so please anyone...help..any help is greatly appreaciated...ohh and one more thing..i already tried formatting the hdd on another dell..same..dimension 2400 and then putting it back on the other dell i am having trouble with..and..guess what..i keep getting the same error..i already tried f-12 at boot up and still the same and i also went went into the bios and made sure i could boot only from my CD Rom...and there is no system restore in the bios..plzz help..thanks in advance.

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  • rosas_jesse Apr 16, 2009

    i already made sure everything is connected correctly..i still have the problem..

  • ultimitloozr May 11, 2010

    What is the actual error message you are getting? It should be giving you more information than press f1 to reboot or f2 for setup.

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Do you have the recovery disks for that computer?




  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Rosas, you already tried everything you can do on your own. Take the computer to a technician or get a new one.

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Well you may have a bad mother board or IDE port to which the HDD is connected. If the CD is connected to the same IDE channel as the HDD, move it to IDE1 which is the second IDE channel. If it then recognizes your CD, IDE0 is bad and you need to replace your board. Let me know how things are connected inside the computer.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 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


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