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BIOS cannot find Hard Drive, but Windows XP install CD does.

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  • Chipsets
  • BIOS
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
  • Motherboards
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September 19, 2010 9:31:10 PM

Hello,
My computer is giving me a stop boot error saying it cannot find my Hard Drive 0. I have updated my BIOS to A08 (latest) and checked cables, jumpers, etc. As far as I can tell, everything is wired exactly the way its supposed to be. I know the disk works (XP install disk performed a full format and file copy). Still, the Dell Dimension 4550 will not boot to the hard disk because of this BIOS issue. I have never seen some crap like this before. Please help!

-Jacob

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September 19, 2010 9:38:54 PM

Oh, and I already tried taking out the CMOS battery and resetting everything.... I also tried using a different Hard Drive (60GB instead of 40GB).
The computer does not support SATA, so switching from IDE is not an option...

Still Stuck.

-Jacob
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September 21, 2010 12:42:18 AM

Anyone got any insight?
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September 28, 2010 12:37:21 AM

Turns out, this particular system did not like that I specified master and slave hard drives with the jumper. Had to be :hello:  set on cable select.
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