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In the Boot sequence I have:
1. Onboard or USB Floppy drive (not present)
2. Onboard SATA Hard drive
3. Onboard IDE hard drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
5. USB Device (not present)
Am I choosing No2?
It would appear so, your MB was probably made during the transition from IDE to SATA when MBs shipped with both to avoid masses of people finding themselves with obsolete hardware overnight, try;
1. Onboard SATA Hard drive
2. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
Following along. Your user manual may come in hardy, link should open at Bios Setup, > http://www.manualsli...page=106#manual
Looks like the computer may not be booting due to drivers missing but not 100% certain I`m afraid
Can you go into the BIOS and make sure that AHCI mode is not enabled and that IDE mode is.
Do you have an integrated Peripherals option in the BIOS.
Something that you may want to try is disconnecting the SSD and reconnecting the stock HDD to see if that boots ok, reason why I am suggesting this is because the data (including the hardware drivers) on the SSD is cloned from the HDD and there may be certain drivers missing that an SSD requires, possibly not this though as the computer has successfully booted up previously.
Sorry for the long delay, been working crazy hours!
I can't see an integrated Peripherals option in the BIOS.
I took out the SSD and reconnected the HDD and it booted up OK!! Slow but OK.
No worries John, we understand that you have other things to attend to
We may need to do a bit of juggling with this I`m afraid, as the computer boots to the HDD I suggest that you install any Dell driver updates for the chipset and the HDD etc, use the Dell driver tool here
Connect the SSD to one of the SATA ports, restart and grab an expanded screenshot of Disk Manager for us;
Go to Start-Run and enter "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) expand the Window so that we can see all of the info on each device, then grab a screenshot for us;
To capture and post a screenshot;Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.
The screenshot shows that the SSD is not being detected
I was hoping that you would be able to copy all of the Dell drivers from the HDD over to the SSD.
The specs that I can find for the MB that shipped with the Dell Dimension 5100 show that it only has two SATA ports and identified as SATA 0 which should be blue and SATA 2 which is black, is this the same as yours.
If the MB is a match, the boot drive should be connected to the blue SATA port 0 but can you try connecting the HDD to SATA port 2 leaving SATA 0 empty and see if the computer will boot, this to see if the SATA port itself is ok.
You are welcome btw
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