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IDE0 not recognized?


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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

Hello,

I am working with a:

Dell Desktop
Optiplex GX260 w/ XP O.S.

It seems that the Ide0 port is not being recognized
However the Ide1 is. (It has no Sata).

I reset the Cmos Battery and settings on BIOS
I also installed new ribbon cables and hard-drive.
Last thing I did was to check settings on BIOS but none seem to change it to read IDEO.

To no avail.

How can I get it to see H.D.(Ide0) so I can install Xp on the hard-drive?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thank-you

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Can you set the BIOS to boot from the secondary IDE?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

Yes I can but....

I need to install the O.S. first.

That is why I need the 2 IDE's to work.

Well Maybe I can just plug in a external drive for the main drive

It has that option in BIOS




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