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Desperate as I am, my next attempt is to try the instruction below. Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? Sign up using Facebook. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. Older machines have BIOS limitations on hard drive sizes. But I don’t see spare cable just lying there.

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My only hope now is to come on with a solution that will work through the Floppy drive, since that’s the only drive that affected.

You should get an command prompt, usually “A: I have a link here. Molly, I did the F12 to boot from the gx2880 menu and each one of the devices gave me an error message: Get rid of it if at all possible.

Recently, i’ve rebooted the pc to find out that its not booting. I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all.

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Go run “System Information for Windows” and look at your current memory speeds. Thank you very much for your advice and support in advance. Controlller link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”.

I hit F8 to have the boot options, each of the boot option that I’ve selected gave me an error saying: This is what it looks like: If this is controllre business, get the system replaced, your end user will probably love the upgraded performance. Line integration is likely a cause or purpose for the appearance of your machine. Follow the onscreen instructions. When you see the Format dialog box, leave all the default settings as they are and click the Start button.

And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those. If the problem has still not gone, you can look into changing your memory – it could be going bad and can be a contributing factor. So here is a step by step guide of what to do note I have done this to the gx’s in my organization: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside but I will see if there is an actual port on the board. Desperate as I am, my next attempt is to try the instruction below.

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Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Email Required, but never shown. I’ve had luck flashing machines booting from FreeDOS; just know that it may not always work–but the flashing program will fail to start under FreeDOS, not in the middle of the flash process. G-Man 5, 10 23 Join the community hereit only takes a satz.

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Unplug all devices except the floppy drive from the gx Do this on a working XP machine. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? But I don’t see spare cable just lying there. Could you add the link that you used?