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Windows 7: Primary drive 1 not found...

08 Jul 2010   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MartinO View Post
This Dell Rev.3 BIOS is actually disappointingly simple, it does not even provide an option to set it back to default/setup settings (This was another tip I got to try to fix the problem). I will try the Ctrl-Alt-D maybe it has the same effect.
We have another Dimension 3000 in our household with 1 drive and XP installed, that one does not present this issue. It has a different hard drive though(WD800BB).
Dell, and no doubt other mass produced OEM manufacturer cripple the BIOS as they have warranties to honor, and they'd rather all their PCs remain relatively similar, and certainly realize a foray into BIOS can be a disaster. A Guy


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09 Jul 2010   #12
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MartinO View Post
This Dell Rev.3 BIOS is actually disappointingly simple, it does not even provide an option to set it back to default/setup settings (This was another tip I got to try to fix the problem).
Yes it is. I call it a toy BIOS.

For the Dimension 8100, to reset the BIOS defaults:
Go into the BIOS.
When in, Press ALT+F
It will beep once when it's done
Check your settings
Save & Exit (or ALT+B)

That may also work with the 3000.
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09 Jul 2010   #13
MartinO

Windows 10
 
 

Removing the cmos battery for like a minute fixed it! Guess that also reset the BIOS. Thank you guys for your input.
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