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Try another cd rom unit - if it also does not show up you have a mo bo issue. If it does show up your original unit is bogus.
Posted on Dec 17, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Right click on my computer, click on manage. Then on Disk Management. See if the drive shows up . If it does you can format it by right clicking and select format.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
SOURCE: IDE Drive not found on startup
I am assuming that the cd and DVD drives are on the Ide right ?? thats because one of the drives jumper is set wrong. If you take a look at the back you will find it saying master / slave / Cable select with eighter a 6 to 10 pins. basically one needs to be set to master and connected with the top piece of the cable and the other set to slave and connected with the middle of the cable. and the other jacks into the main board. If i misunderstood you please respond correcting me as soon as possible so i can be of further help.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
If the dianostic lights A & D are yellow an IDE bus failure has occurred. Reseat the IDE cables at the motherboard and drive(s). If this does not resolve the issue you may need to contact Dell for a motherboard repair or replacement.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
When in doubt do without, that is remove the new hard drive cable and power, remove the DVD drive and try loading booting the XP from just this CD device. Enter the BIOS and check if the system sees the device. If it's not found in the BIOS then you'll never boot anything. Address it as the Primary device on the cable (I don't use CS) and see if the BIOS sees it.
If you get CD device seen in the BIOS then try to boot the CD in it. If it boots then power off and connect up your 40gb drive (optioned as Primary) on the other cable. Now power on as check the BIOS for the drive and the DVD device. If both are seen then boot the cd and try to load XP. After it's up and running install the other CD device as a Slave on one of the cables.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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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