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I keep getting a error auto sensing primary hard disk drive 0 What does this mean. How do I fix the problem. Dell desk top dimension 3000 is my computer . Year ago eide hard drive was istalled

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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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For this problem it only means that the Hard Disk of the computer is not being detected

Try doing the ff:

  • reseat the IDE or SATA cable of the Hard Disk
  • Clean the port where the cable is connected (make sure that the computer is unplug)
  • reboot the computer
  • if problem persist contact computer manufacturer
Hope this will help
Thanks
BYron


Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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Most likely scenario is the drive is dead, but also the BIOS on your computer is old itself, I believe there are a few BIOS upgrades available for that model, might want to check with Dell support site. If you have access to another computer, there is a way to check your drive. Go to a computer retail store or on Ebay, but a EIDE/SATA to USB adapter. This will allow you to take a hard drive out of the case and attach this adpter to it and plug the usb side into another computer, laptop, doesn't matter...that computer will read the drive as an external hard drive....if the drive is indeed still viable. If it is, this would be a good time to save your files to the other computer for safe keeping until you can get your other system back on its feet.

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SOURCE: My computer cannot find he primary hard drive

Hi friend,

this is not your system problem. it is your wire problem. You need to change your hard drive cable then try.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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