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#1 9gan9esh9


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:30 PM

Hello :thumbsup:

Anyone need help. I had posted the below problem on 10.03.09

When I start the computer this message is displayed:

Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA -1

Drive 2 not found: Serial ATA, SATA -2

Drive 3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA -3

PRESS f1 TO ESC or PRESS f2 For Setup Utility.

I press F2 and then selecte the Drives from the BIOS blue screen and turn ON each Drive one at time, I even tried system restore from earlier date it does not work.

Any suggestion,advice will help and would appreciate the assistance in this matter. I have DELL XP Dimension Media for Home use

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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

I would power down, open the case and check your cables, a data or power cable can on rare occasions come lose. Even a power supply can lose one of its three voltage circuits and still power the board!


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