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I have a optiplex gx150. my problem is a disket scan error drive a.upon restart

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Go to the bios by hitting f2 then find boot order find disk drive a and disable it.hit exit save and restart if this does not solve the issue then you need a tech to install a cmos battery on this system and flash the cmos .

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Hd not recognized in dell optiplex gx150


Quick look at info form DEll gx150 Dell Search All Dell com shows me your motherboard is useing 40 pin ATA interface. So you need to be sure the drive is set to "master" or "Slave" and plugged into the ribbon for the interface in correct order. Master is located at the end of cable, slave is in the middle of the ribbon. Drives also have jumping pins that need to be set for Master and slave. There is a difference from one manufacturer to another. But the info is on the drive itself most time. Look close at the label on the drive for the settings for slave mode.

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What is the cause of our hard drive constantly making a high pitched humming sound. Dell Optiplex GX150 Pentium 3, 996 mhz, 512 mb


That is likely the sound of a hard drive getting ready to have a mechanical crash from which there is practically no recovery. If I were you, I'd backup everything important off of your drive and don't forget your favorites from your browsers, email if you use email that's not web-based, photos, docs etc and back up your importand info to disks or an external removable drive, and prepare for an impending demise of that drive- especially in light of how old that computer is if that's the original hard drive. Think of it like the sqweak that disk breaks make to warn you that they're almost gone. Better back that drive up soon. I wouldn't wait as it could crash at at any time. Once you've backed up all your filse run scan disk and do a defrag, and virus scan and you'll know better what the situaqtion is with that drive

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My optiplex gx150 is telling me that the primary hard disk drive 1 is not found what can I do


This message means that the BIOS is unable to find a drive with an Operating System to boot from.

Typically this means that the IDE cable that connects from the motherboard to the Hard Drive is not connected

It may also mean that there is no power cable plugged into the Hard Drive.

Check those first.

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Hmmm--when you went into the BIOS setup, your first boot device should be CD. The next your hard drive. The other boot devices should be set to disabled. Now if you have a third boot device as a network device, then your computer is not seeing the CD or the Hard drive--you have a problem. If all the drives are hooked up properly (sounds like you have that covered) then your motherboard is probably the problem.
I would try to disconnect all your stuff except the CD. Try it on the first IDE channel (set it either as cable select or master). If that fails, try it on the other channel. Do you have a second CD to swap out?
Still no boot? Bad motherboard.

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I own a Dell Optiplex GX150. I am trying to access the system partition that will allow me to restore back to my factory settings. This computer was purchased back around 2001 and did not arrive with any...


Contact Dell technical support to get the CD read the partition on your hard drive to restore to factory settings. It won't be able to work without one since it has to boot from the CD in order to get it to work.

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Try to boot the PC without the XP Home CD in the CD drive, and keep pressing the F8 key until it comes up with a boot menu that includes a Safe Mode option.

If you had the XP Pro CD I'd suggest doing a recovery, but XP Home doesn't have that option I don't think.

You may have to try a few times until the boot menu appears. Don't hold the F8 key down - keep pressing it!

When you get into Safe Mode, right click on My Computer and choose Properties. Then go to Hardware tab (i think - not in winXP right now) and choose device manager. Just remove the Video Card from the list altogether, and then restart. Should force it to use generic video card drivers.

then check your video card model and look for the updated driver

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