Having problems with your Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop ?

Dell2 2400 BIOS F2 reads backwords.

\015 On F2 or F12 Primary master drive reads CD-ROM device..\015\012Secondary master drive reads Harddrive\015\012Secondary slave drive reads Harddrive (I have 'C' & 'D' drive)\015\012\015\0121) Installed new battery.\015\0122) Flashed BIOS w/ updated BIOS.\015\0123) Complete XP reprogram.\015\012\015\012PC functions fine, F2 just reads backwords. ???????????????\015

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It sounds like you may have the IDE cables hooked up backwards on your motherboard.. The IDE cable slot on the motherboard labled IDE1 should be where your Hard drives are if you want them to read as primary. The Optical drives are usually on IDE2, designating them as secondary.
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