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Got new PC how do I destroy the hard drive from my dell dimension 9150

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Once you get the hard drive out, there are a number of ways to destroy the hard drive. There are some services that will shred the drive for you. Do not throw it in a fire. There are materials in the manufacture that will give off toxic fumes if burned. I used to take a drill and drill a bunch of holes through the hard drive. It's time consuming, but it makes the hard drive nearly non-functional. Running an industrial strength magnet over the hard drive will destroy the data on the drive as well. Either way, relieve some stress and smash that drive up!

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Did you reinstall windows or was this a second hard drive that you installed?

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Leave the cable connection as it is. That is, one ribbon cable for the 2 dvd drives and the original cable for the old hard drive. You dont need to set the jumper on the second hdd. It has to be set to 'cable select'. Then make sure to connect the second hard drive to the middle port of the ide cable. Don't forget to connect the power connector to the drive. It should work that way.

Two ports on the motherboard
primary ide controller port (for master and slave hard drives. both drives jumpers should be set to cable select. then make sure to connect the right ends of the cable to the drive. middle port is for slave. port on the end is for master. check the power connectors for both drives.)
secondary ide controller port (for 2 dvd drives.)

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SOURCE: How to remove the hard drive from my dell

Hi there.
Firstly remove the power cord from the back of the desktop, then turn the unit round so the back of it is facing you, on the right hand side there may be a couple of screws and plastic catches, remove the screws and lift the plastic clips so the side panel opens up, once that is done you will be able to see the motherboard, the hard drive looks like this >>>>>e340c2b.jpegnow depending on the type of dell you have there maybe screws or green plastic strips that holds the HDD in place, if you cannot get it that way then the front panel has to be removed.
If this is the case post back and I'll tell you how remove it.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

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Try this Boot to the BIOS

press ALT+E (single Beep)
ALT+F another beep
ALT+B system will reboot and re-detect drives

once done, you should be able to install XP on HDD

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: i want to restore my dell dimension 9150 to

If you were using Windows Xp just press Ctrl + F11 when you turn on your computer.

Press F8 if you were using Windows Vista then select repair your computer from the list.

Then if you have any disk or any Operating System disk insert the disk then boot from CD and follow the on screen instructions.

Hope it helps you....:)

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Good video, no sound with my dell dimension 9150


You can try to get the drivers off of your CD or you can download the drivers from here:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

1. Just choose "Select A Different Product"
2. Then choose "No, Choose from a list of all Dell products" and
select "continue"
3. Then select "Desktops"
4. Then select "Dimension"
5. Then select "Dimension 9150/XPS 400"
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Don't forget to install your chipset and network drivers as well.

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I have a Dell dimension 9150 with 2 hard drives. The PC wont start up so I want to copy the data on the drives using USB 2.0 To SATA IDE Cable but when it reads the drive Windows says it can not read the...


It sounds like your dimension 9150 desktop has a primary and secondary drive.now when you say it wont start up what are you referring too?does it not power on at all, do any of the fans or lights come on. and also sounds like you got an external hard drive. now I got confused when you explained when it reads the drive windows says it cant read the drive. My question is I thought the pc would not start up? can you explain little more in detail, so i can try and give you the right advice?

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Have you tried prssinf the f11 key while rebooting to see if it brings up the Dell pc restore option? If that doesnt work If your dell came with restore Disks you need to set your cd/dvd drive as your boot drive and load your restore cd in that mode to do a restore.

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Dell dvd and cd wont read some cd's


Since it can read some disks them something as simple as cleaning the lens and/or the disks would be a great place to start. You can also check your connections inside, be sure the IDE cable is secure. If that dose not fix it I would replace the drive. There cheap and go bad.

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LG GH22LP20 writer installed into DELL COMPUTER Dimension 9150


Use Master/Slave setup. It makes no difference which drive is in which position, you just have to set the jumper on the drive. Cable position makes no difference as long as the jumper is set correctly.

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The BIOS can sometimes be a limiting factor when upgrading to a larger drive so I would check if you have a flash BIOS that can be upgraded to accommodate more memory or larger drives. The utility used for upgrading would have to come from Dell's website. 
To characterize your system in detail, I recommend using Belarc Advisor:
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If you mean the computer is emitting a series of "beeps", then I would try reseating the memory modules. If that doesn't work, try using only one memory module at a time to determine if one might be defective.

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No 9 pin video socket


Most video cards use a 15 pin VGA connector.

There is also a 9 pin VGA connector, but they are a lot less common - I'm guessing this is what you have.

Is the video cable hard-wired into your monitor or is it connected via a plug? If it's a plug, is that a 15 or 9 pin? If it's a 15 pin, then all you need to do is buy a new 15-15pin VGA cable.

If it's hard-wired, you'll need to buy some sort of adapter. These are available and don't cost much either, but you might need to try a more specialist computer store to find one.

Hope this helps!

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