Join the community here , it only takes a minute. Dell Optiplex GX beep code Sep 25, I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue. No, create an account now. If not that, the motherboard itself could be going bad.

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The link you provided states that the has “Intel chipset”. This would resolve your problem and prevent it reoccurring in the future. I did exactly as instructed below:. Although IMODell might have had the foresight to include extra prefix and suffix letters conntroller the model numbers for clarity’s sake. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Sign up using Facebook.

Replace and Strike any key when ready. I have a link here. Nor do I see connectors around where the current hard drive is. I’ve never added a second SATA drive.

Turn on the system.

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Intel didn’t sell one of those boards or chipsets without optpilex SATA ports. Yes, my password is: I did exactly as instructed below: I almost wonder if this isn’t a hardware issue.

I don’t see any spare connectors inside at all. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

Reset your computer’s BIOS and then reboot. Insert the floppy disk to the floppy drive. Email Required, but never shown. Post as a guest Name. I should add that the aesthetics or your machine seem to fall in line with Dell desktops, circa model Have you tried switching out the cables for the harddrives?

Is this small form factor? Certainly sounds like it is The few I have seen had heating issues, you might consider replacing current HD with larger capacity.

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I don’t recall if there was a SATA connection on the motherboard, if so that would be the way to go.

Add a second HD to Dell Optiplex GX280?

It will get to the Windows boot up screen with the progress bar but only to restart to the same process again, over and over. And to make it even more interesting, my GX looks g280 like those.

Please keep in mind that I cannot boot from any of the devices at this moment.

Do this on a working XP machine. Your name or email address: Sign up using Email and Password. 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.