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Will not read any disks except for store bought ones ???

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Did you mean hard disk? If so, make sure you buy the right hard disk, there are something different between IDE and EIDE hard disk although their interface look similiar. Go to BIOS to auto detect the HDD if available. The jumper settings on the hard disk can not both set to be master if they are on the same ribbon of IDE interface. If BIOS recognize the hard disk and not reading, there might be something wrong with the disk. Try it on another computer or do some scan on it. It is an option to call Dell and ask them whether they have some hard code of their machine so the machine only read disk with some hidden information too just in case. If the disk is not a hard disk, then there could be standards issue of media too. You can check the specification of your machine and see the detailed version of the interface and see whether you have the same version of standards on your disk.

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