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On dell dimension 2400 desktop Primary Drive 0 not found. When I hit F12 it does nothing. I can't get to the Diagnostics page.

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More than likely your hard drive has crashed. You'll need to replace it and reinstall the operating system.

If you'd like to try and mount the drive to recover files, I'd recommend downloading and burning ubuntu onto a cdr and launching the live version (advice for advance user)

If you'd like a Pro opinion I'd recommend finding a local repair shop that does FREE diagnostics.

Hope this info helps!

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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