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Hello when ever i star up my dimension 3000 it reads (primary drive 1 not found secondary drive 0 not found secondary drive 1 not found)

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    Ashish Kumar May 11, 2010

    Hi Did you tried to change or tweak settings with the hard disk cables? Just clarify this for me, so that I can get you a clear solution for your problem. Regards.

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