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Hard drive is operating outside normal parameters. I get that on boot up. Also Bios cant find CD-Rom or hard drive 1/2 the time. Any thoughts? I formatted the drive on a different pc then put it back in to load windows and I still get the message. Ran disk check no errors and WD diagnostics.
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Check your CMOS battery on the Motherboard. It's probably getting low and can't hold settings in the BIOS.
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So you mean just buy a new one? I have like 4 systems here how can I tell if they will fit and work or not?
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The battery is the size of a quarter and just clips into a connector on the MOBO. Take the battery out and go to a computer repair store or a battery store and they should be able to match it up for you.
Be careful not to break the connector or the battery will not stay in.

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 May 2009 - 06:22 PM.

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Here is a example of what you will be looking for.
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Ok changed Bat. performed automatic IDE config...
Secondary Master - cd rom
Then it still gives me the outside of parameters specifications yet.
strike F1 to continue, F2 to run set up utility???
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F2 go into Setup\Bios\Cmos they should all be the same.

Go to auto detect hard drive and see if it finds the hd.
Once it does then click F10 and then Y to verify and save
System will reboot. Let me know what happens
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Ok found everything, save, exit and reboot and it still gives me that the Dells monitoring system has detected that drive 0 on primary IDE is operating outside of normal parameters. All this comp. does is run slide shows of art in my shop. It worked fine then the next day I booted and this. All the test came back fine for bad clusters and sectors??? then it gives me the option to F1 or F2.
Thanks so much for your fast reply. need to get this resolved by Fri. so I can display stuff for showing.
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If you click F1 what happens?
Also how old is the system?
Anything installed as far as hardware or software prior to the issue starting?
Any downloads right before it started?
Any updates in drivers or programs?
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Ok F1 works now. I can load windows. 2002-2003. Thanks for your help. Anything I should look for?? Or watch out for?
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Can you now reboot and it boots up normally or do you still get the Hard Drive out of Parameters warning?
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Well I have no operating system on it yet. So if I reboot I still get the error? Should I install Win. I changed the boot to cd, floppy, Ide. Then when I change it back to Ide as first I get the error. Otherwise it goes to the windows load off of disk.
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Boot should be
Cdrom, Hd, Floppy unless you have a bootup floppy disk you need to use and then the boot sequence would be
floppy, cdrom and then hd
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When done loading OS then make sure to change boot sequence back to
HD, CDrom, Floppy. I myself don't even have Floppy in my boot sequence.
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Sound good I will let you know. Thanks again
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