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Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX? – TechSpot Forums
The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”. EXE and hit enter. Does anyone know if this PC can accept a second HD? Ask a question and give support.
Dell Optiplex GX280 Hard Drives
You’ll have to hit a particular key to approve the BIOS flash. Older machines have BIOS limitations on hard drive sizes.
Get rid of it if at all possible. Copy the file to a floppy disk. This optiplrx you into a super simplified OS that you use to run the flash utility provided by dell. Join the community here.
Doltknuckle 5, 4 20 If not that, the motherboard itself could be going bad. Broam 3, 13 So here is a step by step guide of what to do note I have done this to the gx’s in my organization:. If this is a business, get the system replaced, your end user g2x80 probably love the upgraded performance. Email Required, but never shown.
So it would seem, there are 4 usual suspects, and the number might still be growing, who knows. Do you already have an account? I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware optiplxe. If you install ANY version of 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.
So if I take out the floppy dirve and put the 2nd HD there am I using the connectors that the floppy drive is using now? I always use the configurators at Kingston or Crucial to be sure I buy the right module.
Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?
Solutions are to defrag the drive to put 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.
Insert the floppy into the GX and boot from the floppy. We have several of the GX here, but they are no Small form factor and i have added a second SATA hard drive to a couple of them withiout issue.
These are typically on bootable media themselves and would be immediately applicable to your situation. You must log in or sign up to reply here.