I am confused and need some guidance.... I have a Dell Dimension 2400 - when I boot up the computer is shows Primary Device 0 not found and then Hit F3 for Configuration Utility... after this shows up:
Primary Channel - WDC WD360GD-50GHA2
Secondary Channel - not found
The computer does eventually boot into Windows XP.
If I go into the BIOS settings the hard drive is not shown -- it lists "unknown"
First, I can't understand how I can have no Primary Device 0 but still boot into windows. I have reseated all cables to the hard drive. The drive is connected by a blue cable to a board that is in one of the available slots on the motherboard. I thought the hard drive usually connects directly to the motherboard. Anyway, I would like to wipe out this drive but it seems not to be recognized even though it boots to windows??? Any info you could provide would be appreciated. Also, I have tried hitting F12 during boot up - and selecting "Boot to Utility Partition" as suggested by Dell Chat Support. After selecting this the computer just booted into XP...