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My dell optiplex gx150 wont boot. i am getting primary hard disk drive1 not found. secondry hard disk 0 not found strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

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Sounds like the boot sec is missing run restore disks

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Diskettedrive 1 seek failure primary hard disk drive 1 not found secondary hardisk drive 1 not found cp says strike f1 but cp boot only up to xp logo then re start again and so on again and again


If both of the hard drives are on the same data cable/disk drive controller it is unlikely that both the have failed. Reseat the data cable connectors on the hard drives and at the motherboard.
Reboot you computer and hopefully it will boot up.
Check the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drives.
If not the disk drive controller on the motherboard may be faulty.

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Primary disk drive not found


Check the connection of your hard drive and make sure it's plugged properly On The Motherboard.

Is this a SATA drive? Has it ever operated properly? If worse comes to worse, you'll have to reload windows from scratch.

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Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility


Please let me know what is the make and the model of the pc that you are using.. Also, go to the bios, under boot menu, make sure that you have hard drive as the first boot option.. For further queries please get in touch..

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Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time. Errors: Floppy diskette seek failure Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave) Strike the F1 key to conti


Sounds like you have a bad/disconnected Hard Drive and the system is looking for a second boot device (ie: Floppy with a disk) or your primary IDE channel on your motherboard is bad

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Secondary drive 0 not found


Hi there.
Sounds like the boot order has been changed in the bios.
The secondary drive sounds like the CD drive as most laptops only come with 1 HDD installed.
Change the boot order to the primary drive by Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed..
Once in the bios change the boot order, save and exit, the computer will restart and boot from the hard drive, when you get into windows check to make sure that the CD rom recognizes CD/DVD's.
Please post back if you need any more help.

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In your system actually the hard disk is not found because of some loose connection; so you just try to remove your hard disk and then start your pc and shutdown it after 1 minute. and then just attach your hard disk properly.

Check all the cable.

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Did you check inside and see if all the cables are attached?
Is the hard drive spinning, it may be bad.
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Just reformat, see if that helps.

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