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Hard drive has died.
The fixed optical drive is the slave drive off the hard drive. When the
(master) hard drive isn't found it then doesn't find the optical drive.http://support.ap.dell.com/docs/systems/ins8200/en/sm_en/index.htm
"ooha" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have run out of warranty on this DELL 8000 INSPIROn (and they wont
> it). I have this major problem. When you power- 'Primary hard Disk Drive
> not found- Fixed Optical Drive not found- No bootable devices- strike F1
> retry boot- F2 for set up utility.
> After a 100 times trying to reboot- (after 5 to 6 days) it rebooted back
> if nothing happened and worked fine for a month. I have this problem again
> Any help? Any suggestions?