Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

I'm getting a message saying ''primary drive 0 not found''

\015 When first turning on my computer\015

Answers :

Either the BIOS is not configured to sense the connector where your hard drive is attached or the drive is dead and unreadable.
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\015\012Start the machine and press F2 when you see the Dell logo. This should get you into the BIOS setup. Come down to Drive Information and see if your HDD is listed under IDE1 (or Primary Master). The BIOS should list the model number and capacity. If IDE1 is off or disabled, change the setting, reboot and go back into BIOS. If you still can not see the HDD in BIOS, remove it and put it as a secondary drive in a different machine to see if it comes up. If not, you have a dead drive.
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