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Dell dimension 4300 wont read hard drive

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Anonymous
September 24, 2005 1:33:37 AM

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Hello there. I'm new to the forum. I have a dell dimension 4300 and
after 3 and half years it decided to mess up. I installed a brand new
40gb hard drive in Feb and that was running fine. Installed a wireless
network card and upgraded the memory ran fine about a day. It does not
read any hard drive you put in there. I tried 4 different ones. It
knows theres a HDD there as in the BIOS it says primary disk 0 is a
Hard drive with 40GB on there. I tried a new IDE cable, still no
luck. Even chucked in an ATA133 card. It doesnt do much. it can see
theres a drive there just doesnt use it. I assume its time for a new
mother board? If so i was told all the parts of this motherboard
should fit nicely onto the dimension 8300 motherboard. Correct?
Thanks guys.
September 24, 2005 2:04:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Before you try a new m/b try swapping over the ide cable on the cd and hard
drive so your running the hdd off the cd channel. if that works you know its
the ide port at fault, you could also try resetting the NV ram, boot to the
bios and make sure cap lock scroll lock and num lock are all on and then
press in this order alt + E alt + F and finally Alt and B this will then
reboot the machine and it will re configure its self
"t_aslam" <t_aslam@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> Hello there. I'm new to the forum. I have a dell dimension 4300 and
> after 3 and half years it decided to mess up. I installed a brand new
> 40gb hard drive in Feb and that was running fine. Installed a wireless
> network card and upgraded the memory ran fine about a day. It does not
> read any hard drive you put in there. I tried 4 different ones. It
> knows theres a HDD there as in the BIOS it says primary disk 0 is a
> Hard drive with 40GB on there. I tried a new IDE cable, still no
> luck. Even chucked in an ATA133 card. It doesnt do much. it can see
> theres a drive there just doesnt use it. I assume its time for a new
> mother board? If so i was told all the parts of this motherboard
> should fit nicely onto the dimension 8300 motherboard. Correct?
> Thanks guys.
>
Anonymous
September 24, 2005 3:32:04 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks dude, i'll give it a go.
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