Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8300 PC Desktop ?

Help, I open the case on my Dell Dimension 8300 to gently blow the dust out (hand held bellows). When I closed it and rebooted I get a message saying 'can't find the primary drive'. The drive is IEE. I didn't touch anything inside the box so I am stumped. the keyboard is unresponsive. Help appreciated.


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Just check ALL connections. When you do ANYTHING inside a computer, you should wear a grounding strap, available at places like Radio Shack for a few bucks. Compressed air DOES create static when coming out of the can, although, it isn't usually enough to do any damage.
When you turn on your pc press the DEL key or the F1 key for your BIO setup. Select standard use the down key and select the ide harddrive than press the ENTER key. the screen will display hdd spec's. If not, check your hdd connection inside the case and the keyboard connection as well that the back of the case.
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