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Hi i have a computer upstairs but it keeps on coming up with this

Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS version 1.10 909
Copyright 1985 - 1988 phoenix Technonogies LTD.
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Dell system optiplex GX150
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Diskette drive 1 Seek failure
Primary hard disc drive 1 not found
Secondary hard disc drive 1 not found
Error loading operating system

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so what can i do to fix this

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RE: help... (boot-up errors)
When it's starting up, tap F12 so that you go into the bios, then change the boot-order so the cd-rom drive goes first. Then put in your windows xp disk, then it should boot up, set it up to repair mode, and then when the dos screen comes up where you have to type something in, type in "fixboot" and what that fixes is pretty self explanatory.


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When it's starting up, tap F12 so that you go into the bios, then change the boot-order so the cd-rom drive goes first. Then put in your windows xp disk, then it should boot up, set it up to repair mode, and then when the dos screen comes up where you have to type something in, type in "fixboot" and what that fixes is pretty self explanatory.
one problem i dont have a XP disc it was built in
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Maybe you should contact Dell about that disk as you may need it in the future aswell.

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Maybe you should contact Dell about that disk as you may need it in the future aswell.

Yep, you should get a recovery disk with your computer, you should at least get a piece of software that can create this disk for you. If not, then Dell's support sucks ass.


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Maybe you should contact Dell about that disk as you may need it in the future aswell.

Yep, you should get a recovery disk with your computer, you should at least get a piece of software that can create this disk for you. If not, then Dell's support sucks ass.
well i do have a software called dell recovery os CD
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RE: help... (boot-up errors)
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Originally posted by Mentoz
Diskette drive 1 Seek failure

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Diskette/tape drive controller could not locate specific sector or track.

Faulty or improperly inserted diskette, incorrect configuration settings in System Setup program, loose diskette/tape drive interface cable, or loose power cable.
Dell.com - User Guide - System Error Messages

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Primary hard disc drive 1 not found
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Originally posted by pmcmill
Regarding your problem . Enter your BIOS menu by pressing F2 at startup . Check the following settings :

Option Function
Primary Hard Drive 0 Displays primary hard drive 0. The default is Auto.
Primary Hard Drive 1 Displays primary hard
drive 1 (if installed). The default is Off.

Make sure that Primary 0 is set for AUTO .
If that doesn't fix the problem you should open the PC and check that all your cables are securely connected .

Virtualdr.com Forums -  Primary Hard Disk Drive 1 Not Found

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Secondary hard disc drive 1 not found
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Issue:      Removable hard drive gives error on boot
Symptom:     "Secondary hard disk 1 not found; Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"
Cause:     Bios tend to remember what devices was once installed and will give an error when the removable hard drive is missing during bootup.
Resolution:     Please ignore the error and press F1 key to resume bootup. The error message is just a notice to the user that it is missing a device.

Secondary hard disk 1 not found

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Error loading operating system
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I found a simple solution today (Sept.5, 2002). I downloaded from bootdisk.com a software called XP Boot. It has a newer version of fdisk on it. After getting the error message, I ran fdisk /mbr and killed the master boot record. I then restarted the machine and it booted right up. Hope this works.

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