Sign up using Facebook. EXE file to the floppy. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. So here is a step by step guide of what to do note I have done this to the gx’s in my organization:. I always use the configurators at Kingston or Crucial to be sure I buy the right module.

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From there, follow Doltknuckle’s process from step 6. Now, I cannot even repair of reinstall Windows XP, because the system is not booting from none of the boot devices. It can if you remove the floppy drive and mount the hard drive in that spot.

Unplug all devices except the floppy drive from the gx 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. Insert the floppy into the GX and boot from the floppy. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

Older DELL machines suffer from this issue often. Then there should be at least another SATA for a second hard drive, it would seem. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.


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

Sign up using Facebook. Older machines have BIOS limitations on hard drive sizes. Broam 3, 13 Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, Yes, my password is: This is what it looks like: I’ve never added a second SATA drive. 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.

staa Just trying to extend the live of the lil bugger. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. 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:.

Dell Optiplex GX280 Hard Drives

You’ll have to hit a particular key to approve the BIOS flash. I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue. Sign up using Email and Password.

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After I did that and powered on the PC to boot from the floppy drive, dll gave me this error message: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. They last time I added a second drive was IDE I believe and the ribbon cable has just lying there awaiting to be used.


Please keep in mind that I cannot boot from any of the devices at this moment. I did exactly as instructed below: Go run “System Information for Windows” and look at your current memory speeds.

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

I should add that the Dell in my link had a case that looked like yours, only a tower. But in light of what was said above about heat, I think I will take that advice and just replace the one existing one with a bigger one. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks nothing like those.

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.