For all intents and purposes your new drive appears to be ok as seen in the Windows Disk Management. Tags for this Thread bios , boot , dell , optiplex , raid. The time now is If I’m right, that would not have happened if you had disconnected the small drive before installing to the large drive. There are many questions that remain unanswered in the problem description like what media you used to install Windows 7 and at what stage the installation failed and what program you used to clone your failing drive and the methodology adopted to clone it to the new drive etc. I can’t get the machine to boot to setup or a CD. Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility.

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That may be where I went wrong. Dell Inspiron – C2Q 2.

Hello Just wanted to Thank you and everyone for there valuable opinions. I tried an 80GB sata drive instead.

[all variants] Using Dell Optiplex on-board RAID

I took them all in and made on more decision first. I am not faid if they ever used the raid before as I bought the machine from a business that was upgrading there pc’s. All I want to know is: General Discussion Installation problems: I can handle the physical side of it thru following a youtube video, it looks ok Also I know nothing of what your talking about with Digital River and I have not burned anything to disk or tried it.


In a RAID level 0 configuration, the size of the configuration is equal to the size of the smallest drive. That it came about with your own efforts should make it all the more satisfying.

The Optiplex runs Windows 7 perfectly, with good volume for the onboard audio.

Having problems with onboard audio with a Dell Optiplex and W7 I’ve been refurbishing some Dell Optiplexes and have run into a problem. Table of Contents Add to my manuals Ophiplex.

Dell Optiplex 755’s and Windows XP installation

Dell Precision WorkStation Hi, am trying to do a fresh install with Win 7 x64 on a Dell Optiplex A screen shot of Windows Disk Management might tell us more. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Again create your bootable opiplex drive with that ISO using Rufus but now selecting ISO in the drop down menu and showing it the location of downloaded ISO Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software – Partition Wizard Online 3.

Thanks for sharing your joy. Find More Posts by ignatzatsonic. Can anyone give me some advice please.

Which seems odd becuase it is functioning fine, and I even formatted it during the troubleshooting process yesterday after it wasn’t picked up. Degraded — One of your hard drives has failed. It currently has a gb hard drive and I have been given a gb. Marked as answer by DxStone Friday, October 23, 3: Dell personal computer setup and quick reference guide pages.


Boot your computer with that pen drive with your source disk your current failing system disk and a destination disk formatted empty disk of capacity dfll less than that of your source disk plugged in. Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit.

Disabling Raid in BIOS

Like I said though I can put the old hard drive in and it boots just fine with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. Dell quick reference guide desktop pc optiplex l pages.

If I’m right, that would not have happened if you had disconnected the small drive before installing to the large drive. Tags for this Thread biosbootdelloptiplexoptipex. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, bit. To print the manual completely, please, download it.