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My dell optiplex gx270 will not boot up it is saying the sata primary drive is not found. your assistance would be appreciated. thanks!

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Is your PC running well before? If yes, check the Harddisk (HD) on the BIOS mode. Is it detected? check your data cable & power cable to HD. If you try to add other HD (secondary) check the jumper of your HD. Usualy 'slave' for second HD.

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