Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100C (D51CL1) PC Desktop ?

DRIVE 1 NOT FOUND, PATA 0

\015 Everytime I reboot my pc this message comes up DRIVE 1 NOT FOUND: PARALLEL ATA, PATA 0 (PRI IDE MASTER)...Can't figure out what cause the problem...I ran a configuration test and all that but that didn't help...please help\015

Answers :

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 look for a drive and it is not finding it. To fix this reboot the computer. When you see the DELL logo press F2 to get into setup. Then go down to Drives and turn off any drives that are set to Auto, except for your C: drive which should either be SATA 0 or PATA 0. Since it is not saying that SATA 0 is not found then I suspect your main drive is on the SATA 0 channel. Go to SATA 1 and turn it off. The instructions should be on the screen. Usually you select it by moving the arrows and then hit enter, you then use the arrows to select off. If your CD-ROM/DVD ROM is not on PATA 0 then turn it off as well. If you need more advice let me know.
Hi jeffery28,
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\015\012If your bios is not finding your primary drive, I assume it doesn't boot. There can only be 4 things wrong with it.
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  1. The cable that connects the drive to the motheboard is either loose or bad.
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  3. The drive is not setup with the correct pin configuration (Master, Slave, Cable Select)
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  5. The drive is bad.
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  7. The motherboad's port is bad, (In which case if you have a secondary IDE port, try it in that)
\015\012Good Luck and don't forget to leave a rating.
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\015\012Thanks Mark
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