Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time. Errors: Floppy diskette seek failure Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave) Strike the F1 key to conti

\015 Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time.\015\012Errors:\015\012Floppy diskette seek failure\015\012Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave)\015\012Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.\015\012\015\012I tried to get into BIOS setting and F1,F2 settings every thing looks fine, but still my system doesn't start.\015\012Please help.\015\012Thanks\015

Answers :

Sounds like you have a bad/disconnected Hard Drive and the system is looking for a second boot device (ie: Floppy with a disk) or your primary IDE channel on your motherboard is bad
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time. Errors: Floppy diskette seek failure Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave) Strike the F1 key to conti


Sounds like you have a bad/disconnected Hard Drive and the system is looking for a second boot device (ie: Floppy with a disk) or your primary IDE channel on your motherboard is bad ... Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

Hi! my computer doesn't start normally it goes back to the same error every time. Errors: Floppy diskette seek failure Drive 3 not found: Parallel ATA,PATA-1 (PRI IDE Slave) Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility. I tried to get into BIOS setting and F1,F2 settings every thing looks fine, but still my system doesn't start. Please help. Thanks


Enter cmos setup and turn off floppy drive seek. also, disable floppy drive. then save your changes and exit. ... Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

Dimension 3100 Won't Boot


You may need to replace your hard drive. But it's adviceable you ask a technician to support you since its a little technical. ... Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

Dell dimensions 3100


When in BIOS, try to go to the BOOT section. I know it's there, and disable the BOOT ON FLOPPY DRIVE. If my guess is correct, this model doesn't come with a floppy drive in the first place. Once you find it and change it, select EXIT, in that screen ... Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

Operating System Not Found, Can't Use CD Drive


I'm afraid you have a hard disk problem, it has probably failed.If you have entered your BIOS and the hard disk has been set to auto (detect) and when you boot up and you press F1 to continue and get a message "Operating System not found" then ... PC Laptops

Trubleshoot Motherboard what is mother board prob and how can find n fix them....


More than 70% of all computer problems are related to cabling and connections. Ensure all cables are connected and connected firmly. IDE and floppy ribbon cables and power cables can often go loose. Ensure microprocessor, memory modules, and adapters ... PC Desktops

OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND....NO ACCESS TO CD DRIVE


Connect your external CDROM to the laptop. I think it is a USB CDROM. Enter your bios setup. In the boot device section, try to find any option which says First Boot Device -> USB CDROM. If you can set this things then the computer will be able to ... Sony VAIO GRX550 Notebook

Crash. again. Hi, I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop last year for school. This is my story, hopefully you'll have some expert advice for me... I basically regretted the purchase immediately because of how long it took for them to get it to me - I ended up in my first semester of college without a laptop for the first month because they kept delaying the shipping date at the last second. But that turned out to be the least of my problems. The laptop in general takes forever to start up and


1. Let me answer the second part 1st. You can't get a refund from Dell on a system over a year old. Dell doesn't warrant your data and they expect you to make sure it is backed up.\015\012\015\0122. You have a lot of options as far as ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Drive 2 and 3 not found


I keep on receiving the follwoing message "drive 2 not found parallel ATA PATA 0". How to solve this? ... Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

Serial ref WO01099133 VY1243000817 VOY64 Will not start up - contaiminated system 32Drivers


\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012How to troubleshoot Windows XP startup problems, \015\012\015\012 ... Evesham PC Desktops

Pc won't boot


You can check on other HDD if your problem solved means your HDD damage if your problem not solved check your HDD jumper setting then your problem not solved change or repair your motherboard and cpu ... Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

Bios Beep code


Beep Code Manual, Better Than Gold Techies, American Megatrends Int. & Phoenix\015\012\015\012(I'm IT, I use these codes to trouble shoot hardware issues at my job. Enjoy) cold.gif\015\012\015\012BIOS Beep Codes\015\012\015\012W ... PC Desktops

Dc jack How do I replace the dc jack input on the Sony PCGK37


The PCG-K37 (Sony VAIO Laptop) uses a DC Jack soldered to a two-wire jacketed (shielding) cable that is routed under the DVD (tray) and towards the back to the Voltage Board located under the Touch Pad (Mouse) via a white polarized plug. The wires ar ... Sony PCGK37 Notebook

DRIVE 1 NOT FOUND, PATA 0


One of your settings in the BIOS is set to look for a drive and it is not finding it. That is what that message means. If you have multiple drives in this machine then one of them has failed. If you only have one drive then the settings are set to lo ... Dell Dimension 5100C (D51CL1) PC Desktop

When powering up my computer, I get a failure. Primary hard drive 1 not found Strike the F1 to continue F2 to run the set up utility. I think the power supply fan is not working. What do I do?


The error message at boot indicates one of the following failures:\015\012\015\012The hard disk drive has failed\015\012The cable connections for either the power or data cables have come loose from th ... PC Desktops

System board failure


You may need a new CMOS battery.\015\012\015\012For now, you will most certainly need to reconfigure your BIOS as it is probably not recognizing your hard drive.\015\012\015\012Your PC should tell you which key to use to enter your BIOS s ... R.A.M. Computers Compaq Presario 1075, Pentium 150Mhz, 12in., 32MB Ram, 1.3GB HD, 56k, CD-ROM, Windows 98 SE (LY12422) PC Notebook

When starting the computer it freezes on the screen that says dell and the load bar stops. It will not turn off and so I tried unplugging it and when I plugged it back it and went to the same screen. What should I do to fix it? Or atleast what do you think is wrong with it?


Hi,It sounds like there could be a problem with the hard drive. You will need to run Dell Diagnostic Utility to find out exactly what the problem is.Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12>\01 ... Dell OptiPlex GX520n PC Desktop

Display 2010 error message


POST warning message 2010 after BIOS upgrade or hard drive installation - ThinkPad General \011\011\011\015\012\011\011 \015\012\015\012\011 \011\011\015\012 ... IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

How do i reinstall xp or format HD when a keyboard failure occurs. I have tried booting from xp cd keyboard failure halted progress,format c: drive at command prompt, "drive was in use". help!!!!


Hi.\015\012\015\012\015\012Usually when you get a keyboard failure you can progress striking F1 Key.\015\012\015\012\015\012You cannot format the C drive from any operative system that is starting from C: . Moreover formatting ... Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

Laptop will not come on


Although other possibilities can be at fault, if it does so little after power on, the CPU itself may have failed.\015\012The very first actions a PC does when turned on is to read the information stored in the CMOS to determine what hardware is on b ... Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

Laptop crashed after updating Incredimail and now it says media failure and operating system not found.


\015\012\015\012Ensure all of the Windows XP installation discs and information are present. \015\012\015\012\015\012Install the Windows XP disc. \015\012\015\012\015\012 ... HP PC Desktops

There is no power. The green lcd light is blinking on back. Other then that I can't get the machine to do anything. HELP!


First thing to do is to verify that the pc isn't powering on.- listen for the hard drive(s) and fans. If you don't hear them, skip these tips.- open the cd/dvd drive bay. If it opens, you've got power.Now, since th ... HP Pavilion a706n PC Desktop

Laptop screen shows a lot of different designs


Usually when you see muliple lines and designs, it is indicative of a memory stick failure. Try removing one of the memory sticks and reboot. If the system comes up after the stick is removed, you found your problem. Sometimes the memory has become u ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

Operation systems not found


One of two things could have happened, either something got severely corrupted in windows and it doesn't see the boot portion of it anymore, or the hard drive may be experiencing a hardware failure. You can check the hardware with a few tools that a ... Acer Aspire 6930-6082 Notebook PC

When i turn on the laptop computer, a message appears: primary hard disk drive not found, fixed optical drive not found. No bootable devices: strike F1 to retry boot;F2 for set up utility. I tried but message keep appearing


Your BIOS is looking for a drive to "boot" from and does not see your harddrive or CD-rom.\015\012\015\012You may have a harddrive failure or bad drive controller.\015\012\015\012One way to see is to load your operating system ... PC Laptops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7372 seconds