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Cannot boot my dell dimension 3000

I have a similar prob my com wont boot it says the following :
primary drive 1 not found
secondary drive 0 not found
secondary drive 1 not found
strike the f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility.
if i stike f1 key the com says windows starting etc. only thing that happens is the dell desktop picture appears, no desktop icons or start menu. It also wont allow me to open the cd drive at any time, so i cant re-install with the windows xp cd. any ideas any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

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Look at this link read carefull and try again http://www.goodells.net/dellrestore/fixes.htm

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Did you check inside and see if all the cables are attached?
Is the hard drive spinning, it may be bad.
Did this just happen?

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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