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Old 06-16-2007, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope I'm posting in the right place because I need help! I recently moved my computer and now my CD drive doesn't work. I have a Dell and I'm running Windows XP. I've checked everything several times to be sure everything is connected right. The CD drive isn't showing in My Computer. When I start the computer a black screen comes up telling me this;

SATA Secondary drive 0 not found
Primary drive 0 not found
Primary drive 1 not found
Secondary drive 0 not found
Secondary drive 1 not found
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility

It wasn't doing that before I moved it. It wasn't dropped, banged or anything. I've read my Dell manual but it's no help.
How can I fix this?

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Old 06-16-2007, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh boy that is not good... it can't find your hard drives. your IDE cable might be dead

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Old 06-16-2007, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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right, like amy said your IDE cable might be dead, or the IDE ports could have become damaged during the move, i would recomened purchaisng a cheap ide cable and give that a go
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry about this question but is the IED cable the wide flat cable inside the tower?
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes is it. There should be a few of them going from your hard drive and cd rom drives and they connect to the motherboard.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, you will most generally have two different types of "ribbons"

The ribbons are your IDE/ATA cables, and you're FDD cable.

of course, if you have SCSI then that will be a ribbon as well.

but yes, it is the long flat one, and it is wider than the FDD ribbon.

I would just replace your ribbons, that's cheap, and if it doesn't work, then you didn't lose that much money and you know it's the MOBO

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