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Re:Dell D600 Laptop Hard Drive Crashing

Was not sure how to respond or ask you a question again from what you posted, so I posted my question under what you posted...hope you can read it...let me know?

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Looks like this one posted as another question. I think you should be able to add comments and additional questions to the initial question. I hope I've covered everything so far, but keep letting me know if you are running into problems.

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Problem with the Dell Latitude D600 PC Notebook Laptop can't find hard drive


Hi carcess... Go to the following webpages and you will locate your hard drive on your Dell D600. How to replace the hdd Please take time to rate me You will start by turning the laptop over and now you will be looking at the bottom of the laptop.
  1. Removal of the Hard Drive...Remove the battery. (look at the big plastic covers, and under the cover is the laptop hard drive, others contain memory,etc).

  2. Close out any active programs and turn off the laptop.

  3. Unplug the power cord and disconnect it from the computer.

  4. Wait approximatly twenty seconds, then turn off any printers,or other devices and disconnect them.

  5. Unplug any remaining cables. Remove any installed PC cards. Close the laptop and turn it over; align the front edge of the laptop so that it is facing you.

  6. Locate the battery-bay release latch on the lower left side of the laptop. Slide the latch toward the edge of the laptop and hold it in place while you remove the battery.

  7. Locate and remove the screw that secures the hard drive on the lower-right side of the laptop. Turn the laptop over and open the display slightly (approximately half an inch). Slide the old hard drive out of its bay and insert the replacement drive in its place. Once the hard drive is fully seated, close the display and turn the laptop over. Insert and tighten the screw that secures the hard drive.

  8. Return the battery to the battery bay. Press it into place until you feel the release latch click.

  9. Reconnect all previously-disconnected cables and printer,etc or other devices.

  10. Reinsert any previously-removed PC cards.

  11. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet and reconnect it to the computer.

  12. Turn on your computer and reinstall your system software using the CDs that came with your laptop

  13. Insert the CDs and follow the onscreen instructions).

  14. Reinstall applications.

  15. Your laptop is ready for use

  16. Please take time to rate me
    How to remove and replace a D600 Latitude Hard Drive.http://www.ehow.com/how_4809515_replace-d-latitude-hard-drive.html#ixzz1XTMuvjOD

Sep 09, 2011 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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My dell laptop .. latitude d600 "ic" has been melted...i want to know the ic number??


The "melted" IC - this has shorted out, and something has cause this to happen, even if you replaced it, it could short out the new IC unless you identify the cause.
The D600 is an old laptop, it would be better to put your money towards a new laptop.
You could remove the hard drive and put it into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an USB external hard drive..

Oct 13, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Im locked out of my dell d610 latitude what should i do? asking for admin password


The best procedure to date, find your cmos bios battery which should be in the compartment with the modem card near your hard drive and memory compartment under your laptop.
Disconnect it, remove your battery and power adapter, press and hold your power button for at least a minute. Re-attach everything as usual making sure you are static free of course and then try powering the unit back up. If you don't have time for any this, I perform laptop repair services, and sales in my area.
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Aug 28, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Usb is bad on d600 dell laptop


Go to the Dell website and reload your USB driver. It is probably part of the chipset driver pack.

Then go into your system folder and look at the usb devices listed. Or just plug a usb device in and see if it responds.

Good luck and be careful.

Mar 17, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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I'm getting a stop error code 0X000000ED,0X86714368, 0X0000006, it's on a Dell Latitude D600 laptop?


Unmountable boot volume indicating that the system cannot successfully read the boot sector of the hard drive.
Run the diagnostics on the hard drive, if it fails, replace the hard drive.
If diags pass, boot to the recovery console, run chkdsk /r If it still gives the error after that, you can try reinstalling windows.
If that fails to resolve, then again, replace the hard disk drive

Nov 19, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Please Help! My Laptop keeps freezing


even if u hav a tried a full format and the hard drive freezes then it is a bad sign..run a diagnostic of hdd by pressing F12 at restart.one good thing i want to tell u is tat even if the diagnostic test on the hdd passes,,then also u call up dell tech support and get ur hadd replaced,,because sooner or later u might face a problem with ur hadd again..keep me posted

May 14, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Re: your suggestion for my Dell Lattitude D600 Hard Drive Problem


Ok, now we have some good discourse! While I'd always prefer to use a friend's laptop to test my fringe hypotheses, having your own is a fine option too. And it sounds like you have an enclosure too, so you are pretty much all set.

It's really sounding like the entire computer is having problems at boot. The drivers for the CD drive are built into the computer, so you don't have to worry about replacing them. That's how it can boot from a CD even before starting windows.

I think you are doing everything perfectly so far, so the question is how much more you want to do before selling it As-Is on Craigslist or claiming it lost in a terrorist attack to your home owners' insurance.

more choices though: if you want to keep fiddling with it, try these few suggestions.

If the green light goes on when you put the burned Windows CD into the drive there are a couple things that might be going on. If you can hear the drive start up and spin then stop then try again, then it sounds like either the CD is bad or the drive isn't working properly. Make sure the version of Windows you burned is a bootable version (full OEM or Restore CD and not an upgrade). Just a thought. Also, when you press F12 with the CD in the drive, does it show a boot from CD drive option? If so, I'm guessing that you try it, it spins the disk then nothing for a bit then the error message. If so, what's happening is that it's checking the CD for boot information, can't find it and then tries to boot "normally" which for it isn't.

If you ALWAYS see the 60GB Primary drive when you press F12, then the computer really believes that there is a drive there and maybe there are problems with the drive AND the CD rom.

The idea with the enclosure is that you can pull the hard drive from your D600 and put it in the enclosure to be read by your HP. This way, even if part of the drive isn't good - for instance it might be that the "boot sector" of the drive is corrupted - your HP should be able to read the rest and allow you to get back all your music and pictures.

Sheesh, don't be sorry about not understanding this all on the first pass. You're already doing a great job of diagnosing and repairing what you can. Get back to me after you've run yourself into another dead end. Good luck!!



Here are a few places to check out.

Dell's D600 Service Manual - to help you remove any tasty parts you need to (like the hard drive)

D600 Hard drive removal instructions - PDF format so get ready for download!

There's also a chance that you already have a Restore Partition on the existing hard drive. The problem being that your computer isn't reading the hard drive properly may make this a non-issue, but if you want, try this: BUT WARNING THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE so only do this AFTER you have removed all your important stuff from it by plugging it into your HP.


Taken from Dell's Technical Support page and should be followed from there:
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Oct 15, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Dell d600 latitude laptop


Hi

Dell Latitude D600 can only accommodate one internal hard drive. You can however install a 2nd Hard Drive as a drive module.

Check the picture below. The HDD Drive Module fits in in place of the CD/DVD Drive.

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Let me know if further is needed.

Mike

Jun 07, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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D600


The ActivCard is a security ket that looks like a simple flash drive, and allows only the person who has it to use the computer.  Either contact the person who you got the computer from, and ask them if they have it,  or you will need to completely erase the hard drive, and reinstall the opperating system manually.  

Jan 10, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Just re installed windows xp on new hard drive, built-in speakers no longer functioning


Visit support.dell.com, click on drivers and downloads, and then click on the service tag option.... enter the service tag from the bottom side of the laptop... it will then display the list of drivers for that laptop.

 

Download and install the audio drivers and any other ones that you need.... let me know if that solves it for you. Make sure they are for your laptop model and operating system.

Oct 23, 2007 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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