What is the largest IDE hard drive that I can use with this computer? When a notification mechanism is used, a device can be safely powered down by software, and the port can then be powered off, allowing removal and insertion of a new device while the system is still on. I would like to try one suggested solution, which is to load the required driver from a floppy disk at the point in loading XP where you are asked if you want to do so, by pressing F6. Both Seagate and Western Digital have versions of Acronis True Image that allow you to clone your old drive to a new one. Files on my Dell Portable backup Hard Drive are missing. Some of the hard drive manufacturers, including Seagate and Western Digital, offer a free image, but it can also be bought separately. Not really necessary for the as it has SATA on the motherboard.

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And if that battery is more than yrs old, install a fresh one. Or that you cannot boot from it? See if it’ll boot now.

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Sun Jun 14, 8: If you are sticking with a PATA drive you may not need the external hard drive enclosure. What’s worse, when I took out the new drive and went back to the old one again, I got the dell dimension 4600 sata message!

Inspiron – will Mobo safa in a non dell case? I mean configuring the BIOS to boot off it first, when to format it etc.

However, using dell dimension 4600 sata SPC register configuration bits, and power management flows, a device can be powered down by software, and the port can then be powered dell dimension 4600 sata, allowing removal and insertion of a new device. If it isn’t, change it to Auto, save the change and exit setup. Can anyone point me to guides on how to achieve this? There appears to have been a way for the user to inform the system that a specific drive was being removed, and later to diemnsion it to check a specific port.

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Hey shrimpo, I’ve seen where the GB drive is the primary drive, but not the slave drive. I dell dimension 4600 sata a working with an aftermarket SATA card, but that was a much more complicated deal saat working with a machine designed for SATA, so I’ll spare the details.

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I’ve given some dell dimension 4600 sata to this as well. Same advice about checking the driver files. Unfortunately I can’t absolutely confirm that that’s what happened because I decided to use the Professional version and just deleted the XP files without actually trying to run the application.

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It might dell dimension 4600 sata worth checking the Drivers folder of the XP installation disk you’re using to find out if it includes those two files. I too am a user. I bought mine from Newegg on a bootable CD. Also make sure that any ports that do not have any devices connected to them are disabled. Some additional points for anyone else doing this:. Thanks for your advise. If dell dimension 4600 sata can tell me which file s to load at F6 and where to find them if not on the Dell Resource CD, that would also be very helpful.

I can still safely disconnect the drive by disabling it from Windows’ Device Manager, but I have to restart my computer if I want to reconnect it. Would like to know what you guys recommend dell dimension 4600 sata what to get specsany info help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Bil Solved!

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I too am a user. I’ve since installed all Windows Updates, and currently running SP3.

You will have to buy a Sata power cable and Sata Data cable. I’d like to fix this problem, why am I getting this error and what do I need to do to fix it? When I insert the CD in the drive, the green lights on the dell dimension 4600 sata flash several times, but nothing else happens. That way you’ll get an idea if this is a hard drive issue or a mobo issue.

One of my Fujitsu drives that I put into an Antec does that on occasion actually.