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Crashed hard drive

My son was playing games on my laptop when i caught him he plugged out the power supply( because it had no battery)and blue screen of death.
now i want to give him for christmas but i need to get it fixed

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  • candy20 Dec 11, 2008

    don't need battery.will turn on but says hard drive not detected

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    Dan May 11, 2010

    Might be an issue with the master boot record. Do you hvae the install cd's?

    If you do:

    How to recreate the Master Boot Record using FDISK.

    1. Boot the system from a boot disk that has the same level of operating system that is installed on the hard disk drive.

    2. At the A: prompt type C: and press the Enter key.

    3. Type FDISK/MBR and press the Enter key.

    4. After the command runs you will come back to the C: prompt.

    5. Remove the boot disk and reboot the system.

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    Dan May 11, 2010

    Do you just need a new battery or this the problem that it will no longer turn on?


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If he actually crashed the HD rather than just corrpting the files on it, then you will have to replace it. If you are mechaincally inclined you can buy a generic laptop IDE drive of any size (I used a 160 gig), remove the HD caddy/sled, remove the old drive from the caddy/sled, imnstall the new drive and then reistall the caddy/sled. From there insert the WINDOWS install disk and reinstall windows. You will get a much large HD a lot cheaper than by buying a DELL replacement drive. This is the voice of experience because I had to do it.

Hope this helps.

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Put in the windows disk and see if you can repair windows

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You have to reinstall Operating System again as it seems to me that Ur system files got corrupted ,So it is better u format c: drive and install Windows again..

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