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I have a used Dell Optiplex Gx 280 it did not have a hard drive so I put my 40g Maxtor from my old computer. The person said the computer would recognize ide or sata. The computer recognizes the hard drive but will not boot from it

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  • Jeff Shull
    Jeff Shull Sep 05, 2009

    I believe it is sata t shows drive 0,1,2,3 not found but under drive 2 it recognizes that the maxtor hard drive is there.

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You have to set the BIOS to boot from the HDD. Normally you select the CD rom or floppy as the first boot device and then the hard drive disk.

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Hi,

The old hard drive that you have used on the computer, is that IDE or SATA?

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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    Anand Gupta Sep 05, 2009

    Also, as soon as you turnon the computer start pressing F12 and it will show you a boot selection menu. Select your hard drive and press enter. Let me know if it work this way.

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