DELL OPTIPLEX GX280 SATA CONTROLLER DRIVER

From there, follow Doltknuckle’s process from step 6. Please keep in mind that I cannot boot from any of the devices at this moment. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Molly, I did the F12 to boot from the devices menu and each one of the devices gave me an error message: Join the community here. Turn on the system.

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I did exactly as instructed below:. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. These are typically on bootable media themselves and would be immediately applicable to your situation. I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue. I should add that the Dell in my link had a case controllet looked like yours, only a tower. Sign up using Email and Password.

Dell Optiplex GX280 Hard Drives

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. The only thing that I can imagine Dell is doing, is trying to provide continuity of purpose or price point with the attachment of the same model number. Though usually, the gx fails when the capacitors blow and the system doesn’t even power on.

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I found the detailed instruction on how to create a Boot up disk by downloading the BIOS firmware from the manufacture’s website. Post as a guest Name.

You will then be able to install your choice of Windows. Have you tried switching out the cables for the harddrives?

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Insert the floppy into the GX and boot from the floppy. If you install ANY version asta Windows on a drive partition larger than GB, consider partitioning the drive into at least TWO partitions, first boot less than GB, second or more any size you desire.

If it still doesn’t work after all of this, then you defiantly have bad hardware somewhere. It will get to the Windows boot up controoler with the progress bar but only to restart to the same process again, over and over.

hard drive – Updating the RAM and HDD for my Dell OptiPlex GX – Super User

Please keep in mind that I cannot boot from any of the devices at this moment. Broam 3, 13 Once the program verifies that optipleex flash was successful, exit if able to and shutdown the system. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. You should get an command prompt, usually “A: Sign up using Email and Password.

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I’ve had luck flashing machines booting from FreeDOS; just know optiple it may not always work–but the flashing program will fail to start under FreeDOS, not in the middle of the flash process. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Molly, I did the F12 to boot from the devices menu and each one of the devices gave me an error message: Turn on the system. If this is a business, get the system replaced, your end user will probably love the upgraded performance.

I have tried looking at the documentation, but can’ find what I am looking for. I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the gx28, if so that would be the way to go. This is what it looks like: I assume I need to go out and get an IDE hardrive?

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