Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 5000

Replaced existing hard drive (SATA) with new Hitachi 400 SATA but system won't boot - Error msg - Drive not found I got a WD 400GB drive to replace my failed Maxtor drive in my Dell Dimension 5000. I have connected the new drive but I get the error message that:

Error auto-sensing secondary hard disk drive0
Strike f1 key to continue, f2 to run the setup utility.

In setup, the WD drive is detected, but the capacity is not known. When I try to install Windows XP using the Dell Reinstallation CD, it ends up with a 0x0000007F error (which I think is because it can't read the hard drive).

Any thoughts?

Posted by on

  • twist3d May 19, 2008

    Thanks for helping.... you'll have to forgive me. Can you explain what you by the ntfs system? And what does using the long format system not the quick format mean?

    Also, I'm not quite sure how to install the bios update... I've downloaded a file from Dell via FTP but it's a .exe file - not sure that will run without an OS.


  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    my laptop says secondary hard drive module could not be found. so, might be the problem here. please help.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 119 Answers

You problem is most likely that your bios is out of date. download the latest bios updates for your motherboard and then when you install windows format you HDD with the ntfs system (using the long formatt system not the quick format). Then you should install the bios update. then your mboard shoud no longer have the problem of recognising your large capacity HDD. thanks

Posted on May 19, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can i fix error code 2000-01 42 Validation 51532 Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N WD-WXM1A61M4533


Dustin Larmore,
The error means that the hard drive is defective or broken You will need to have it replaced.
The Inspiron N4110 / N4120 / 14R system uses Serial-ATA II(SATA II) hard drives.
Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Jul 01, 2014 | Dell factory recertified inspiron...

1 Answer

SATA Primary hard disk drive failure


Sounds like your hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. You will need to make sure you have all the recovery cd/dvds Dell sent with the system; or you created when you got the system. The new hard drive will be completely blank, so you will have to install the OS, drivers, and other software from these CD/DVDs.

Hope this helps

Apr 25, 2012 | Dell Dimension XPS 400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Replaced 80gb with 500gb sata wd green also have 500gb sata as second drive bios level 10 sees both in setup but nothing is available in boot including well used cd drive- system dell dimension 4700- any...


Did you remember to set one drive as a master and the other as a slave driver?

To do so. Removed the drive and look on either the front or back and it'll give you the jumper set up.

Master is the primary boot drive and the slave will the be media, documents drive

Aug 22, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I'm trying to install WD Caviar Green 1TB in my Dell Dimension 4600. It appears as though the exhisting hard drive used a SATA connection w/molex power connection. I have tried downloading the WC...


I BELIEVE THAT WD PROVIDES A CD WITH "WD DATA LIFEGUARD UTILITIES." IF YOU USE THAT DISK AND SELECT "DRIVE TO DRIVE COPY" SELECTION. THIS SHOULD CREATE A CLONE OF YOUR ORIGIONAL DISK. SELECT THE NEW DRIVE TO BOOT FROM EITHER IN BIOS SETTINGS OR FROM THE BOOT SELECT "F12" OPTION.
THE PC SHOULD BOOT FROM THE NEW DRIVE IF SELECTED

ED P

Aug 09, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

1 Answer

I installed a new WD hard drive and now upon boot


I would recommend you to change the CPU fan as it may nt be working fine and that should resolve the problem.

Mar 23, 2010 | Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Hello, I have a Dell XPS 400 system that has a bad hard drive. So I went out and bought a new SATA drive, and it's not detecting it upon boot. When I go to the boot menu on F12, it says something about...


Was the original drive also a SATA? If not, then you would need to enter the bios setup and enable the onboard SATA channels. If the bios had gotten defaulted, as from a dead CMOS battery etc. it could have also caused your original SATA drive to be inaccessible.

Nov 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension XPS 400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Dell Dimension 5000


please reset the bios..on dell logo..press f2..press num lock, caps lock ,scroll lock so that all three are on. press alt e
press alt f
select the option that says
save changes and exit

your hdd should get detected.
please post back if it does not work so that i can check out fir further options

May 04, 2008 | Hitachi ( 0A30229-20pk) 400 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

Dell Dimension 3000 reformat trouble


please re partition the hard disk and install the operating system. if the same error continues then change the ram and try

Jan 28, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Dell Dimension 5000 - Installing extra Hitachi 500GB SATA Hard Drive


you need to turn it on in the Bios so the computer sees the drive, then format it.

Jan 20, 2008 | Hitachi ( 0A30229-20pk) 400 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

949 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...