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Old 09-04-2007, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop not booting

I work with a Dell laptop encountering the following problem:
when booting I get the message "Primary hard disk drive
not found".
The A drive still works enabling me to read what is on a
floppy.
Does this error message indicate that my hard drive
has crashed and is not usable anymore ?
What else could I do ?

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Old 09-04-2007, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unplug the USB Drive :-P

If that wasn;t the problem, it could be that the HDD was loose (unlikley) or that it fried out comepletly. I would remove the drive bay door and re-secure the drive, then try again. If it doesn;t work you'll be forced to use the cheesey Dell Support :-/
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unplug the USB Drive :-P

If that wasn;t the problem, it could be that the HDD was loose (unlikley) or that it fried out comepletly. I would remove the drive bay door and re-secure the drive, then try again. If it doesn;t work you'll be forced to use the cheesey Dell Support :-/
Tks
I will bring it to a repair shop.
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