Hey all good folks at Dani Web !!!
I have a Dell Optiplex GX240, vertical standing desktop machine. Right now it only has 256 MB RAM and a 2.0GHz proc.
I bought the machine as is. It came with everything original but it was missing a hard drive. I put a hard drive that I had from my other GX240 in it. When I pluged it in and turned it on I got a message on a black screen that said...." strike F1 to try reboot, F2 for setup utility" . BIOS said that it didn't even see the hard drive. So, I checked my data and power cables and tried again.....same thing. I tried a total of 3 data cables and still got the same message. I checked and made sure the drive was getting power and it is so I figured that I'd try to hook up the data cable from my cd player to the data port on the hard disk and it worked ! No errors and the computer loaded as it should have, BUT, now I won't have a cd player. I want to see whats wrong with the hook up at the motherbaord where the hard drive hooks up but I don't know what to check.
Any help is very much appreciated !!!
I've very new at "hardware" so please be patient with me.