strange hard disk error

I am working on a dell optiplex gx1, it's a fresh install of 98 with all the approriate drivers and windows update etc.  here's the problem, after the post, i get an error "Primary Hard disk drive 1 not found" then below it it says press f1 to continue or f2 to run setup.  if i press f1 it goes right into booting 98 no problem.  how can i get rid of this message?  thanks,
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Glen A.Connect With a Mentor IT Project ManagerCommented:
press F2 to go into the setup and tell it what type of hard drives are in there.  YOu need to set it manually in setup and then save changes for it to keep it with your Dell Optiplex.
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asurada2003Commented:
Did u change u HDD to secondary already??
Check on the jumper setting.
Change it back to primary.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Open up the case and check if any cables are loose. Just pull them out and reattach them if you're not sure.

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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
shooter1746, some feedback please...
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shooter1746Author Commented:
didn't know this post was still active.  what i actually needed to do was go into the bios and turn the secondary hdd device 'off' as oppose to 'auto'

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You should never leave your own questions, if we don't get any responce, we don't know if you've solved your problem or if you need more information.
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