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Old September 14th, 2019, 12:20 AM
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My Dell Dimension 2400 will not boot up, Its showing message "Primary Drive 1 not found".
All my drives and CD drives are all connected and I am sure that the hard drives are all in good condition.
Do have any suggestion?
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Old September 14th, 2019, 01:04 AM
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To double-check and see if "Primary Drive 1" is in :good condition", connect it to another computer either directly to the motherboard or by using a USB-to-SATA adapter (about $12 or so). If that computer cannot access it either, more than likely it's dead.

All hard drives will fail. They're mechanical beasts with moving parts. Moving parts cause wear. And when that wear becomes great enough, the hard drive simply can no longer do what it was designed to do. IOW, it's wore out.
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Old September 14th, 2019, 08:39 AM
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you can also go into the bios and see if it shows the drive. if not, then good chance the drive is dead. but you open the case, check cables, and make sure it is dust free. then try again.
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Old September 15th, 2019, 04:43 PM
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Can you get into SETUP (BIOS) on a Dell usually the F2 or DEL key when it starts to boot???
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I got it to boot and it work like normal but after leaving it in sleep mode and returned a few hours later it would not wake from sleep mode.
I pressed the power button and the pc turned on with the fan running but the monitor was not light up.
After leaving the computer over night with the power off it boot normally but after leaving it for few hours the same thing happen it will not wake so now it will only boot after leavening it for several hours with the power off. ( with the computer turn off.)
Please advise if you have any suggestion.

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Get into SETUP

Go to Power Management

You should have 3 settings:

Suspend Mode
AC Power Recovery
Low Power Mode

Under Suspend Mode the default should be S3
AC Power Recovery OFF
Low Power Mode DISABLED


I think maybe under Integrated Devices you may have Wake Up LAN, if so disable it.
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