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Only two of the four SATA channels are active on my Dell Inspiron 531 desktop

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Check the BIOS configuration to see if all the SATA channels are enabled.

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Dell inspiron 531 wont boot saying SATA 0 installed SATA 1 installed SATA 2 none SATA 3 none


Johnathan,have you changed anything in BIOS.set optimal defaults ?
if BIOS can change BOOTDRIVE.windows are in one of the drives.

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3rd SATA Hard drive can't detecte.


is the sata port activated in bios?

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My inspiron 531 says no boot device available


Computer is not configured to boot from your hard disk drive (SATA 0),
you need to go into the BIOS (set-up) menu and make that drive the fisrt boot device.

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I have the hp inspiron 531s.Can i burn cd or dvd??


Yes your computer has a DVD writer... It should have the software to burn DVDs and CDs


The Dell Inspiron 531 is a desktop personal computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system. An Inspiron equipped with a CD burner can be used to record audio discs using Windows Media Player, which comes installed on the Inspiron as a standard part of the software package Dell loads onto its computers. Blank, recordable discs and pre-recorded audio CDs are the only supplies needed for the project.


Read more: How to Burn Audio CDs With Dell Inspiron 531 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6210098_burn-cds-dell-inspiron-531.html#ixzz1XyrRh8L7

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What does the blue blinking light at the very bottom, under the blue power button indicates?


According to the Dell 531 owners manual:

"Drive activity light-
blue light - A blinking blue light indicates the computer is reading data from or writing data to the SATA hard drive, CD, DVD or HDD."


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm

Safe to ignore. It will blink even when the computer appears to be idle.

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My dell inspiron 531 desktop enters auto detect power save mode


start your computer in safemode and then turn off all power saving features

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I bought an inspiron 531 , about 18 months ago, it has a - PBDS DVD+RW DH-16WIS SCSI cdrom device, which has now burnt out, I have purched another burner but I find it is a SATA, is this compatable with my...


Do the cables from the old drive match up with the new one? If so and they connect then, yes its compatible.
Since you say it was listed as SCSI then yes SATA will work for you.

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I am trying to install a gdr-8164b drive in my inspiron 531 but the connectors are different. How would i go about this, is there an adapter that is available?


your drive is an LG gdr-8164b and is a IDE your computer is using for SATA drive which is different you need to change your drive to a SATA or get a PCI with a IDE

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