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#1 jericho380

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:26 PM

Hey Techs...I am so grateful for this site as you have helped me out with a few problems. Now I have another one. I just installed a 500 gig SATA h/d in a Dell optiplex 745 (1 gig ram) and after correct hook up, I get "No Bootable Device Found" Tried to get into the bios to change to auto-detect, but it is password protected? I have heard that pulling the battery out for about an hour and re-installing it will clear that password problem. Is that correct? I also have the Dell Windows xp and the Dell vista re-installation disks as well as the driver disks (unopened). I will most likley go with the xp tho, but I was wondering if I could use either one of those? If not, I will probably install the newest Ubuntu. So, how do I go about doing all this and getting anything to work. I appreciate your input.

Edited by hamluis, 27 September 2011 - 06:33 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware.

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#2 jericho380

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:27 PM

Forgot to mention, this is a brand new Western Digital Sata drive, sorry.
Funny thing about "The Blues", You can listen to them when your Happy, Sad, Angry, or just plain Blah. It's a non discriminating mood music. :) HP Pavilion a1600n Windows XP media edition 2 gigs ram 1TB with external hard drive. Or depends on which computer I plug in that day....

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 02:07 PM

For your model, there is a dedicated password disable mechanism. Refer to pages 42 and 43 of the Quick Reference Guide.




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