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Hard drive not found said my Optiplex GX260 computer. Is the drive controller dead?

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Did you install a new hard drive? If not it sure sounds like a bad drive. If you did,make sure you got a compatible make drive. Not all brands work. Check the bios & see if the drive shows up.

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