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Sata cable disconnected. GX150 Optiplex PC.

Cannot find the socket for the sata cable on drive or mobo. pc wont boot until sata cable reconnected..

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Not sure about gx150, thought there was a connector? is the drive in an encloser case with a port? sometimes drives are sold without a case which has the socket. the drive itself is sometimes bare...i am just guessing at a possilbe reason why you cannot find a connection.

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Hmmm--when you went into the BIOS setup, your first boot device should be CD. The next your hard drive. The other boot devices should be set to disabled. Now if you have a third boot device as a network device, then your computer is not seeing the CD or the Hard drive--you have a problem. If all the drives are hooked up properly (sounds like you have that covered) then your motherboard is probably the problem.
I would try to disconnect all your stuff except the CD. Try it on the first IDE channel (set it either as cable select or master). If that fails, try it on the other channel. Do you have a second CD to swap out?
Still no boot? Bad motherboard.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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Will the hard-drive from PACKARD-BELL IMEDIA X2414 go into DELL GX150LINUX


Yes if the data connections are compatible. SATA data interface and SATA power connector, it's a thin black connector.

It is not reccommend to switch drives across operating systems unless you are abolutely sure that you know how to access the drive without damaging/erasing the information that is currently on the drive.

The current Windows hard drive will not boot in a different pc system.

I would suggest getting the orginal pc working again, it may be a simple case of loose connection/contacts. Unless you had a friend that would be willing to help, by attaching your hard drive to his pc as a slave and then copying your data to DVD's.

See my published guide entitled: My Computer is not turning on!!! Is it dead!!! No POST!!!

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Replaced hard drive and now it won't boot up, says hard disk not found


Did you set the jumper(s) on the new drive to match the settings on the old drive (usually CS or Cable Select)?

Did you double check the power connector was snug on the new drive? You may also want to double check the connector on the motherboard, SF systems are cranky about moving around, and mave have unseated the motherboard end of the cable.

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I have a optiplex gx150. my problem is a disket scan error drive a.upon restart


go to the bios by hitting f2 then find boot order find disk drive a and disable it.hit exit save and restart if this does not solve the issue then you need a tech to install a cmos battery on this system and flash the cmos .

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My optiplex gx150 is telling me that the primary hard disk drive 1 is not found what can I do


This message means that the BIOS is unable to find a drive with an Operating System to boot from.

Typically this means that the IDE cable that connects from the motherboard to the Hard Drive is not connected

It may also mean that there is no power cable plugged into the Hard Drive.

Check those first.

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I have an optiplex gx150 pIII, with a floppy drive. I downloaded the set up floppy so I could do a new install. after running the floppy disk, the messages says hit enter to continue. I place the xp sp2...


You don't need the install floppy... hit the F12 key when booting and you will get a boot order selection and tell it to boot to the CD. If it still doesn't see the HDD then you are most likely having a disk read problem with your hard drive. If that is the case you should boot into the system BIOS and see if the HDD is recognized there.

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I am trying to setup SATA on Dell 360 optiplex because my pc keeps on booting?


Setting up a sata drive is not hard. shut down the power to the computer, make sure that power is off and make sure you disconnect the monitor cable from the back of the computer. Open the case up install the cable for your sata drive onto the sata1 connector plug in the power cord for it, and then mount the drive into an empty slot.
Hook everything back up turn on the power and go into the bios and make sur that the bios can see the drive. If it can then your sata should be setup and ready to use, however i don't think this will actually solve your problem.
You never said if the computer keeps booting before the operating system starts or if your computer reboots after the oprating starts. If this is happening after the operating starts, then chances are that this will not work.

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Dell optiplex gx150 cd drive won't boot


Hmmm--when you went into the BIOS setup, your first boot device should be CD. The next your hard drive. The other boot devices should be set to disabled. Now if you have a third boot device as a network device, then your computer is not seeing the CD or the Hard drive--you have a problem. If all the drives are hooked up properly (sounds like you have that covered) then your motherboard is probably the problem.
I would try to disconnect all your stuff except the CD. Try it on the first IDE channel (set it either as cable select or master). If that fails, try it on the other channel. Do you have a second CD to swap out?
Still no boot? Bad motherboard.

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Try going into setup and make sure the computer know it is there.

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