DELL OPTIPLEX GX280 SATA CONTROLLER DRIVER

Turn on the system. Copy the file to a floppy disk. It will get to the Windows boot up screen with the progress bar but only to restart to the same process again, over and over. Frustrated that I am, i’ve inserted the Windows recovery CD to at least either repair of reinstall the operating system to find out that was not possible. Ask a question and give support. I found the detailed instruction on how to create a Boot up disk by downloading the BIOS firmware from the manufacture’s website. At first look, this sounded like a bad motherboard.

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Do you already have an account? Is this small form factor? After that I was totally puzzled.

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. I’ll have to open dontroller up and look. Maybe I’ll take a picture and post it just ot blow your minds! Last night I opened it up to see where a second drive would conyroller and I don’t really see an obvious spot for one.

Frustrated that I am, i’ve inserted the Windows recovery CD to at least either satw of reinstall the operating system to find out that was not possible. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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In reading this, I didn’t quite believe it, but: When you see the Format dialog box, leave all the default settings as they are and click the Start button. Replace and Strike any key when ready. Once the format operation is complete, close the Format dialog box to return to My Computer, double-click the drive C icon to access the root directory, and copy the following three files to the floppy disk:.

If it still doesn’t work after all of this, then you defiantly have bad hardware somewhere.

I found the detailed instruction on how to create a Boot up disk by downloading the BIOS firmware from the manufacture’s website. It will get to the Windows boot up screen with the progress bar but only to restart to the same process again, over and over. You’ll have to hit a particular key to approve the BIOS flash.

I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue. Turn on the system.

Although IMODell might have had the foresight to include extra prefix and suffix letters in the model numbers for clarity’s sake. Email Required, but never shown. Post as a guest Name. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

No, create an account now. Insert the floppy into the GX and boot from the floppy. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, I have tried looking at the documentation, but can’ find what I am looking for.

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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. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Copy the file to a floppy disk. Solutions are to defrag the drive to optkplex the boot files back at the front of the partition mydefrag is excellent for this, google itbut this doesn’t help if you can’t boot.

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At first look, this sounded like a bad motherboard. This would resolve your problem and prevent it reoccurring in the future. Yes, my password is: Desperate as I am, my next attempt is to try the instruction below.

I was looking for cables with connectors lying inside sataa I will see if there is an actual port on the board. Join the community here.