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Call Dell if under warranty. Start shopping for a replacement hdd if outside of warranty. You'll need your OS disks that came with computer (hopefully). If you don't have OS/recovery disks, you can get them from Dell or even using somebody elses (match version with sticker on your laptop).
Check the hdd connection underneath laptop - make sure cable is not loose, etc.
Probably safe to say your data is gone unless you're willing to spend $$.
Hmmm, Typically safe mode overcomes most errors, You can make changes in MS-Dos, but if all else fails and you fear data loss, daisy chain the hard disk to another computer with matching OS and move the important files then wipe and re-format
Try to connect and external keyboard to it
with the external monitor.
If the shortcut is in the keypads where most off the beer propably came in contact.
will now be seen if its boots up.
If it boots up with external keyboard the ptoblem is in the beer soaked keyboard.
change or clean the keyboard with isoprophanol
to dissolve moisture and beer.
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help have a dell latitude c800 must have a a email viruse cause it has blue screen with message "beginning dump on physical memory" then it has black screen with message disk error no drive found. did not get a cd for rebooting dont know what to do. it is refurbished and running windows 2000. would appreciate any and all help.