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240, not recognizing ssd (with converter).

Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd. It recognizes the normal hdd. Any tips may be ?

 

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7- Thorium

Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

I would suspect your converter for PATA (IDE) to SATA for the SSD. If the converter has straps (jumpers) for Master, Slave or Cable Select (CS), try the Cable Select position and see if that helps.


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7- Thorium

Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

SSD's require Partitioning and Formatting.

It would not be "seen" out of the box.

There is also the issue of Advanced Format and Drivers.

Kingwin ADP 06 Adapter works.  No Idea what you are using.

 

 


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GW100
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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

Little of topic, i forgot how to ask a question, and can't figure it out, so any help on that would be nice. And is there a segment or something where you can have your questions in some sort of summary (had to google translate for that last one, may be i should have for some others).

 

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GW100
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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

Found another adapter i (no didn't solve it, yet anyhow)  forgot about, which i could try. Kind of a hassle setting stuff up here right now. May try it soon, first of all. the ssd i tried had windows xp installed on it, so it was formatted (at least as far as i know, as it should be, it worked on another asus pc here).

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7- Thorium

Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

The machine is 15 to 20 years old.  Your requests for XP support are not going to be successful.  XP does not support advanced format or SSD's out of the box.

XP  installed and formatted from another machine would not activate nor would it work.  It would in fact crash with Stop  0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/324103/advanced-troubleshooting-for-stop-error-code-0x00000...

Drives on a 240 must be installed with the drive set for CABLE SELECT on the IDE adapter.

The KINGWIN ADP-06 adapters come that way.

You then F12 boot from the CD and install accordingly.

The 240 is also soooooo old that it likely came with WIN98SE or Windows 2000 not XP.

Best option to keep using xp and then upgrade later on is an OPTIPLEX GX620 Mini Tower or newer.

This specific unit will be 500 percent faster than your 240 and run all software from MSDOS and Windows 3.1 to windows 10 inclusively.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/REFURBISHED-Optiplex-GX760-Tower-160GB-HDD-4GB-Ram-DVD-Rom-Windows-7-Home...

 


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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

A GX520, GX620, 740, & 745 will run WinXP.  You might find some with XP, or no OS, on eBay.  However, the GX machines are 12 yrs. old and the 700 series at least 10.  My 755 on won't run XP.  Many of that series started with Windows Vista.  A couple of YouTube videos skipped the part of how they got their 755 to run XP.

If using an SSD, Win7 has the ability for format and partition it when it's plugged in as a 2nd drive.

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GW100
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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

Are you yelling ?

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GW100
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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).

Have optiplex gx240 , think it is from 2003.

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Re: Dell optiplex 240 not recognizing ssd (with converter).


@bradthetechnut wrote:

A GX520, GX620, 740, & 745 will run WinXP.  You might find some with XP, or no OS, on eBay.  However, the GX machines are 12 yrs. old and the 700 series at least 10.  My 755 on won't run XP.  Many of that series started with Windows Vista.  A couple of YouTube videos skipped the part of how they got their 755 to run XP.

If using an SSD, Win7 has the ability for format and partition it when it's plugged in as a 2nd drive.


" My 755 on won't run XP."  This is false.  OptiPlex up to and including 620,745, 755,760,780,790 3010, 7010, 9010 will run XP.  however XP is end of life end of support so it wont work on the internet. Youtube GMAIL etc will say your browser tastes bad and not let you in.

Models from 2000 to 2005 were WIN95, WIN98, 2000 MACHINES.  The GX620 is from 2006.

The 620/745/755 has a label called WINDOWS XP vista capable.  They started using VISTA in 2007 and WIN7 in 2009,  WIN8 in 2012 and WIN10 in 2015.

vista.jpgVista Capable

The GX620 is ok the GX520 is a crippled GX620 with the PCI-E video slot and 2 ram slots removed.

GX620 TOWER will run MSDOS all the way thru WINDOWS 10 as will the GX745, 755, 760, 780, 790,  960, 980, 990,  3010, 7010, 9010.

3010 is the lowest model that is "SUPPORTED" via WINDOWS 10 but the older models work just fine. 

The 620 in particular can take the hard drive from a 240 and install it and boot from it.

The chipset being different might cause a stop 7B message before reinstall.

That's why I recommended this specific model

https://www.walmart.com/ip/REFURBISHED-Optiplex-GX620-Tower-400GB-HDD-4GB-Ram-DVD-Rom-Windows-XP-Pro...

 

 


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