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bvjens31

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Hey my name is Chris and I'm an interning network admin for a high school in smalltown iowa. was installing a new hard drive in a teachers machine, everything seems to be working fine. but every time it boots, i get a bios msg:
Primary hard disk drive 1 not found
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility

I've checked the jumper and it's on master setting. its also an intel mobo off a Dell optiplex gx260 (if that helps)
really don't know what else to check. But I always hit F1 and the machine works great (the one im using now). Any ideas how to get that bugger to stop popping up? im guessing its a jumper issue. Thanks guys!

Chris
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You could try to set the h.d. to cable select, it may be just removing the jumper all together. Then make sure that the h.d. is plugged into the end of the IDE cable so its number one.

Let me know.
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Hello bvjens31 and welcome to G2G!

Check both cables are connected, make sure the data cable is plugged into IDE0 on the motherboard, change the jumper to cable select, also try running auto detection in the BIOS (that's if it has it).

Is the new hard drive known to be working?
Have you tried the new hard drive in a different PC?
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I'm not at the school right now but I can give you this info as of now. There is no IDE0 on mobo, just IDE1 and IDE2. The hdd is plugged into IDE1, while the cdrom is plugged into IDE2. The other end of the hd cable says IDE1, which is plugged into the hd. The hd works great after the OS loads, no problems what so ever. So I'm wondering if it's just a BIOS setting. Also, the same computer had 2 harddrives in it before i reformatted it. So I'm wondering if the BIOS is still wanting to recognize both hdd's.

I will look at the BIOS settings when I head there tomorrow morning. Thanks!

Edited by bvjens31, 11 October 2006 - 09:05 AM.

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got er bootin w/o msg now..thanks for the help guys!

thanks,
chris
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Glad you got it sorted!

What actually fixed it?
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