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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gilldi, May 27, 2015.

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  1. gilldi

    gilldi Thread Starter

    May 27, 2015
    an old dell 4500s Dimension computer now gives the following messages
    Primary hard disc drive0 not found
    Primary HDD 1 not found
    secondary HDD 0 not found
    secondary HDD 1 not found
    It had the cover removed recently but when turned on after a year or so, said "Windows was closing down". After that, I could only get the messages above. F1 and F12 were of no help.
    Should I take the computer to the tip?
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    howdy and welcome. Sounds like the hard drive may have been knocked loose. May want to verify that the cables are tight going to it.
  3. foxidrive

    foxidrive Banned

    Oct 20, 2012
    Both power and data cables.

    If they are ok and it still misbehaves then the 12 volt rail in the power supply could be fubar.
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