Drive 2 not found: Serial ATA, Sata

Dell / XPS 400
April 13, 2009 at 20:51:47
Specs: Windows XP
My friend is having an error when he tries to boot up his PC. He recently got a new PSU so he could upgrade his video card. After he put in the new PSU he started getting this error.

Drive 2 not found: Serial ATA, Sata-2

Gives him the option to strike F1 to continue and F2 to run setup utility. When he tries to continue it says no boot device available. When he goes to setup utility and into the boot sequence, it says his Sata Harddrive isn't present. Everything is connected correctly as far as he can tell. He only has one harddrive, shouldnt it be saying Drive 1 not found? Is it trying to read the wrong harddrive or something? Can't figure out how to fix it.

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April 14, 2009 at 02:04:05
clank478, SWAG, sounds to me like it's trying to retrieve data from drive 2 which is non-existent. Possible the bios needs to be edited? Does he have a bootdisk he can use to start the machine? If he can get it started, 'restore'?
Ed in Texas.

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April 14, 2009 at 10:41:23
That was one of the first things I thought he should do, but he lost the disk. I told him to try a few things today, one of them was to borrow someones OS cd's and try to reformat. I'll get back to you to see if that works. Thanks.

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April 14, 2009 at 10:58:16
When your friend changed the PSU he may not have reconnected a power connector to that drive.

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