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Dell not recognizing secondary hard drive warning

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  1. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    Dell optiplex GX110
    P3 800


    On boot up, I periodically get a warning that the secondary hard drive is not recognized and to press F1 to boot or F2 to go into setup.
    There is no second hard drive installed.

    Any recommendations?

    It's 10 years old.....reflash the bios?
    A new cmos battery was installed 2 years ago....try another new battery?
    ignore it and continue booting till what ever is wrong disables the computer?
    Time to replace the computer?
    Other?
     
  2. Mumbodog

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  3. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    Slotted.......
    I'll pick up a new battery the next time I'm near the local battery shop and give it a try.
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    Check the battery socket for any signs of corrosion.

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