Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop ?

I bought a couple of used Dell Optiplex GX520s with 40GB HDD, CD-ROM and Win XP Home installed. Without changing the BIOS settings, I replaced the 40GB HDD with a 1TB one running Win XP Pro (partitioned with a 4GB C and 320GB D E and F drives). That worked fine. But when I replaced the CD-ROM with a DVD burner, the computer kept hanging. When I put the CD-ROM back, I got the blue screen of death. The same problem with both GX520s, but the DVD burner and 1TB HDD work fine together in another bran


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Yes it has problem handling large hdd but not with dvd drives. it supports up to 120 gb hdd. as it has a low powersupply.
No this problem is only because you have changed in you operating system so much hardware just try to install every thing again and re install your operating system then isa every thing will work fine but i need to know if you dvd is sata or ide
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