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Posted by Anonymous on
Did you add this as a second hard drive? Or did you replace the original one with this one? If you installed this as a second hard drive, what has probably happened is that the BIOS is now looking at the new drive, thinking it is the boot drive. If you go into the bios, you will see two items under "bootup". One is boot device priority. This is where you select whether you want the CD, or the HDD, or the USB to be the first priority boot device. Then there is another for HDD boot priority. Look under that one and ensure that your original HDD is selected as the primary boot disk.
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
THE HARD DRIVE HAVE NO Os.
IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE DRIVE YOU MUST INSTALL WINDOWS.
IF YOU HAVE OLD DRIVE LEFT IN THE COMPUTER
WINDOWS HAVE CHANGED BOOT-DEVICE.
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. First of all, you must open the computer case (with power off), and werify the power cable and data cable of hdd. please detach and put them right back.
2. then power on your pc
3. you MUST press F2 for setup utility in order for correct setings of your bios. the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" came from the computer bios, not from Windows XP CD.
4. verify if you followed the correct procedure of installing an new hdd as is described on page 66 of owner's manual from dell.
"Installing a Hard Drive
1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.
2 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.
3 Remove the hard drive bracket (see page 64).
4 Attach the hard drive to the hard drive bracket:
a Place the small bracket tabs into the drive-securing screw holes on one side of the drive.
b Gently swing the drive toward the bracket and align the three screw holes on the other side of the
drive with the screen holes on the bracket.
c Attach the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
d Insert and tighten all three drive-securing screws.
5 Install the hard drive:
a Place the two bracket tabs into the drive slots inside the bracket for the additional hard drive.
b Swing the bracket forward so that it is flush with the bracket for the additional hard drive.
c Replace the bracket-securing screws.
6 Connect a power cable to the drive.
7 Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system board (see page 53).
8 Close the computer cover (see page 75).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for
10 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, insert a bootable floppy disk into drive A.
11 Turn on the computer.
12 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 80), and update the appropriate Drive option.
13 Exit system setup, and restart the computer.
14 Partition and logically format your drive before you proceed to the next step.
See the documentation for your operating system for instructions.
15 Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics (see page 36).
16 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, install your operating system on the hard drive."
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
SOURCE: Dell Optiplex GX280 boot problem
I just repaired two Gateway systems with similar behavior (turn on power, fan runs at full speed, no boot), and both needed replacement system boards. (These were a different model, but the symptoms are typical of a dead system board.) I got the boards from a company called Blue Raven Technology (www.blueraven.com).
Before deciding the main board is bad, try another power supply to make sure that's not the problem. Also you might try clearing the CMOS memory on the system board (either by moving a jumper usually found near the backup battery, or by removing the battery itself). Sometimes corrupted CMOS data will keep the system from booting.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
you either have the boot priority in the bios off or you have improperly cabled your hard drive . perhaps you set it to boot to cd while installing the operating system and forgot to change the order back.
The floppy drive does not have to be present for the system to boot (if set to "not installed" in bios)
your boot devices are your cd/dvd rom and your harddrive.
Seeing as you've recently replaced the power supply , ime assuming you didnt dismantle the whole computer , just the power leads coming from the power supply, which means you only moved power , not data cables.
This would be the first thing to check -- power to the harddrive and cd rom, the 4 pin connector that sometimes connects to the motherboard and any data cables you might have bumped while changing the power cables. check these things and post here again.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot.
#1: Use a Windows startup disk
#2: Use Last Known Good Configuration
#3: Use System Restore
#4: Use Recovery Console
#5: Fix a corrupt Boot.ini
#6: Fix a corrupt partition boot sector
#7: Fix a corrupt master boot record
#8: Disable automatic restart
#9: Restore from a backup
#10: Perform an in-place upgrade
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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