Question about Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop
Boot sequence-Dell DE310-not present @ startup(1)usb floppy drive(2)SATA hard drive(3) IDE hard drive(4) usb CD-ROM drive cant reboot.Bought new hard drive from Dell/same results.There tech hinted @ motherboard?
Try this unplug your machine,take off the side cover,there is a jumper near the battery for the cmos,it has three pins,remove from pin 1&2
and place on 2&3,remove an return to the original position.
plug in and restart,at startup press F2,scroll to boot sequence and press enter,change order to (1)CD,(2) IDE hard drive(3) SATA hard drive,save and exit.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
You should be able to get a start up software that is a portable software that can reside on a usb stick. Hunt for this software using google. Call out for a portable xp or what ever OS system ... and you can use this as a startup. When it does start up go to safe mode and resolve the hard drive errors with trojan virues or defrag, then use error professional pro to clear out dll and other problems. Most times all the problems are found it the unused program paths and other internet cookies and affliates thet go along with the rest of the errors. You can also get Regcure, this is also a good system problem solver. This softwae really works.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
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