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Old 11-13-2006, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a dell inspirion 5100 and I was having problems when I would start up the computer and it would stay blank mostly. Sometimes the black window start up would come up. So I figured the HD was fried. I bought a new samsung 20 GB hd for $30 and I put it in.. tried running the O/S and it didn't detect the drive... any ides??

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The OS is on the harddrive...
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Right... I tried putting XP on the laptop and it wouldn't detect the hard drive I put in.
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Couple Ideas....

1. Check out the bios and see if there is something that the computer defaulted to...

2. Maybe the Cables need to be replaced...

3. Could be Memory stick issue ...

4. Could also be a CPU issue...

Not to sound like a bad news brewer but just a few ideas...
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