I have two problems. One is my Dell E510 has two HDD (160 GB). One its for back up, the problem is that the computer doesn't reconize it. How I can do about it?
The second problem its I have an external HDD (USB conection) and the same thing happining, the computer doesn't reconize it.
Thank you for you help.
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Re: My dell E510
Both of you could try going to control panel/add new hardware and follow it through. Most likely the second HD is still raw - not formatted -hence doesn't show because as far as windows is concerned it isn't there.
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Do you use a surge protector? If you do, try turning off the power supply to the surge protector and switch on again. There are a number of causes for this problem, the most likely being a PSU problem or a motherboard fault/failure. To check the power from the PSU to the motherboard, you will need a multimeter to make sure enough power is going to the motherboard. Also check the motherboard closely to see if there is any signs of corrosion or blackened areas, which could be caused by overheating components. Check for leaky or burnt capacitors.
it could be and issue with the system board to confirm that try to run a HDD test once using an alternate video source to check id display coes on alt monitor...are u able to enter the BIOS check once.
Perhaps you mean to "re-seat" the modules? To do this, unplug the PC, push the power button for a moment to discharge any power left on the board. Then open the side panel (on your Dell the side panel release is on rear-top of the unit; push the black knob towards the back and it will release the door). find the ram modules, and push the clips (normally white or black) gently toward the board, and it will eject the module. Do the same on the other side of the module. If you are trying to troubleshoot a non starting computer, re-seat both modules and re-test. You can also try one module at a time if that doesn't help.
Hi, to find out if the “Keyboard is compatible with your system?” You can do the following: Shutdown the Computer, connect the Keyboard to your computer.Turn on the computer.If, the “Keyboard have a Power Button?”(Turn on) the keyboard.Go to, Control Panel; click on Device Manager.Click to open Keyboards, in the (Keyboard Properties) Click on Driver (Box), next click to Update Drivers! Click OK. Restart the computer.Check keyboards’ functionality. Thanks paul7of9
if the power button was blinking amber, unplug your tower, and hold the power button for 30 seconds to 1 minute, to use any excess power stored in the capassitors in the pc. this was told to me by a dell tech, it is a small issue with the 3100=E310, and 5150=E510 Dimension desktops
Check Computer Management / Disk Management. Windows on Windows XP, Probably the Drive needs formatting first and partitioning before it will visible on My Computer. By Default the new Hard Drive is "Unpartitioned / Unallocated". So acess disk Management to format and partition the Hard Drive.
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