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Problems with my Dell GX280

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April 18, 2011 3:31:17 PM

Hello,
My dell gx280 makes a "clicking noise" and then I get a screen that says........

Drive 2 not found:p arallel ata, Pata-0 (pri ide master)
Drive 3 not found:p arallel ata, Pata-1 (pri ide slave)

Also, it has gotten slower and slower. What can this be?
Thanks, Laura

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April 18, 2011 9:48:44 PM

you have a hard drive problem. BACK UP EVERYTHING ASAP! You can lose it tomorrow!
ide master/slave is referring to your hard drive. If you still want to use the laptop buy a new hard drive and replace it.
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April 18, 2011 10:18:36 PM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

How many drives does your rig have?
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April 18, 2011 11:42:17 PM

+1 to David 617

Your hard drive is most likely going to fail soon. Backup what you need.
If you plan on keeping the computer(it's old) get a new hard drive and try to clone it with the software the hard drive manufactures give you.
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April 27, 2011 4:29:20 PM

This is a desktop pc. I have already had the hard drive relpaced twice and it still makes this noise and gets the messages. However, I went to the Dell website and updated my drivers. Only reason I wanna see if I can do anything else is that I paid the repair place $200.00 to repair it and of course it continued to do this so I dont want to have to spend that again plus more for a new until I am really sure there isnt anything that Can be done. So far it has stayed up for 3 days now without a message but this has happend before. Just wondered if anyone had any other thoughts about this. May very well have to eventually buy another system. Thanks for all your input!!!
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April 27, 2011 4:37:49 PM

PSU problem or board problem, that's what I think in your problem.
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