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Hard Drive - Adding 2nd Hard drive

I figured I add a 2nd hard drive to my comp. After connecting the 2nd hard drive, I was messing around in the BIOS screen and accidently save the changes and I believe I turn on one of the slave drive. Then when it restarted it would just sit at the dell splash logo screen and wont go any further. I hit the F2 but still nothing. Did i mess up something in the BIOS? And how would I get pass the dell splash logo screen to even access the BIOS screen?

Could something also be wrong with the both the hard drives? I did accidently touch it, which I know I'm not suppose to.

Appreciate any help or advice I can get. Thanks

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  • quiksilver49 Jun 11, 2008

    hey i really appreciate the help. I will try that out and see how it goes.

  • quiksilver49 Jun 12, 2008

    Thank you guys. Problem solved :-)

    I appreciate your time.


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1. Did you remove the jumper to the second HDD
2. Did you place the jumper for the first HDD in the Primary master
3. Press the Del or F2 key to enter the BIOS.

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Just open the system tower and there you will find a coin cell battery just remove it and put it back
it will reset the BIOS defaults.
for opening your system log on to
enter your system model or put in the service tag

you will find a bar coded sticker which has a 7 digit alphanumeric number its either located on the right side of the tower or may be at the back where all the cables are connected

once you reset BIOS do remember to go to system setup again by pressing F2 button at as soon as you power it back on and disable the floopy drive as it will display a message regarding the discket seek failure

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Try re-setting the CMOS setting, use the jumper to reset.


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