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Blue screen and on boot up Error auto sensing seconard master HDD Drive 1 not found

I have a Dell Dimension 5100 with a Maxtor 250GB SATA hdd i let it for a few hours and found I had blue screen rebooted and got Error Autu sensing Secondary master HDD Drive 1 not found serial sata sata-2 I go into to set up as directed and then get totally confused as what should sata-2 read as I dont have a second drive? How do I fix I dont have FDD to try boot up externally

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Go to the bios setup and set the system bios default and restart. bye

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