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Hello I have a second hand dell gx 280 optiplex. It did not have a hard drive so I used my 40g maxtor from my old computer the recognizes it but will not boot from it what do I do

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    Jeff Shull Sep 05, 2009

    Thanks I will give it a try the master and the slave is on the back of the hard drive correct

  • Jeff Shull
    Jeff Shull Sep 05, 2009

    yes thank you

  • Jeff Shull
    Jeff Shull Sep 05, 2009

    yes thank you

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You need to check your bios setting and change the boot order.Try to disable other boot options and let it boot from hard disk only and see what happens..This should solve your problem..Make sure you check in BIOS if it can see the hard drive as if it does not then you have a faulty h.d or you may need to play around with master and slave setting on the pin...

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