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My brother, a novice who lives far from me, wants to try Linux. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Make sure the hard drive is well seated into the cables and that the cables are seated onto the motherboard. Next, once you get into the boot priority menu, it should display a couple of options there like 1st Boot – 2nd Boot – ect.. Hi there, Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

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Posted on Jun 10, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Visit the following links: As configured, the Dell Dimension is a value system whose performance leaves comparable desktops in the dust, and its expansion possibilities protect it ddell obsolescence in the near future.

IDE-1 means Pri slave? Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Have a look at dumension motherboard Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered.

ATA Performance on a Dell But I’m loathe to play around too much with trying to defeat this problem, since the Linspire installed on the 2nd drive, is working so well If it all is well, then the hard drive has most likely failed and needs to be replaced. The Dimensionlike all the mainstream and high-end Dell desktops, comes with Dell Media Experience preloaded.

I sent him a copy of Linspire. Either your hard disk drive is defective or the OS operating system software is corrupted and needs to be re-installed. I’ll wager you’ll see a fried capacitor right in the middle. Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert?

Thanks to all again and I will update this to let you all know how it went! This wata is currently closed to new comments.

Thanks to all who helped me out on this It was greatly appreciated. IDE-2 means Sec master? Excuse me, but my post was not nonsense, he was asking if his computer would boot two drives at the same time. Master is the primary boot drive and the slave will the be media, documents drive. I’m just not sure if my PC will try to boot both the current HD dimejsion this old one at the same time?

Dell Dimension 4700 Motherboard With 2.8 GHz 512 MB I/o Plate SATA Cable Om3918

No, create an account now. If you need to reset djmension password, click here. It has all the connections inside for the HD. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: But it does not recognize his sata harddrive.

I couldn’t confirm it, but the may not have SATA connectors for this type of drive. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Help answer threads dimensin 0 replies.

I was simply trying to explain to him how he can check that his computer would boot only to his first drive which would be his C drive.

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