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I believe the ide hdd, which contains the OS and boot function has gone bad. I want to remove the drive and see if I can access the drive as a slave from another computer. How do I get the top of the casing removed so I can access where the drive is contained?

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First you will need the key to the bezel(if its locked). Then the whole front pops off. it snaps off really easy. if you need any more help just look here.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe1800/en/index.htm

loads of diagrams and procedures.


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Remove case screws and access panel side of case. The drive will be in a chassis cage attached to main chassis. Remove power cable and data ribbon from rear of drive. May or may not have to remove a screw to gain access to this cage and release drive. In some cases, there are plastic guides holding the drive. You press on the release and then slide the drive out. If it's in a 5 1/4 bay, you can sometimes slide it out the front panel. If no guides or cage, then there will be two screws on each side of drive that need to be removed to release drive.

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Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to IDE-1 means Pri slave escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
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I would normally say that three beeps from the motherboard itself would be either graphics card or memory problems, normally solved by simply pulling either or both and reseating them. Wear Nitrile gloves (the blue ones) to keep oils and static charge from damaging the components, ground yourself &/or touch the case before and while pulling the components. Check this site for "Post Codes" if the beeps are coming from the MoBo... if you have Award BIOS (should show what BIOS brand when booting up the system)

Award BIOS Post Codes

If three beeps from the system itself, then that would say it can't find the OS... and you might possibly also find an error on the monitor, stating something similar to "no power to monitor".

If you don't have an illustration on your drive telling you what pins are for what when it comes to the jumper, then search google for the drive brand and the word "jumper" or words "jumper configuration" or "jumper placement"

example: Maxtor Jumper configuration

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there are few thing you ahve to keep in mind

there are two type of hard disk
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As per your hdd capacity it should of IDE type.

Now there are two IDE slots on motherboard. One is Primary and other is Secondary

You can fix two hdd with one IDE Slot that mean you can fix up upto faour IDE hdd at a time

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1) Did you lose the contents of both partitions?
That depends were they soft or hard partitions.
Soft partitions are created as files inside of other partitions
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you have lost their data content.
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2) Where are/were your system files. Often but not always they appear as the first partition of the master drive on the primary IDE controller all assuming a PC (based on the master slave comments you have indicated.) (sometimes the second when diagnostics are loaded on the first partition)

a) if the partition on the drive you formated contained the system files yes they must be installed to access anything on the disk for the most part. A significant exception may be utilization of a DOS boot diskette might permit DOS access to the other partitions if they are formatted with the FAT file system.

NTFS partitions and possibly FAT32 partitions may not be accessible to all versions of DOS -- there may be some bootable CD's that would allow access to NTFS partitions without installing an operating system.

Question back from the DOS and older version of windows days and even some more modern operating systens in subsequent actions with the disk did you use FDISK or another utility to rewrite the boot blocks to point to a different partition?

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