DELL D600- UNABLE TO DETECT HARD DISK TO BOOT SYSTEM
MY DELL D600 WON'T BOOT BECAUSE IT CANT DETECT THE HARD DRIVE BECAUSE DURING A DISK CHECK IT HAD MOVED THE HARD DISK FILES INTO QUARINTINE BUT BEFORE IT HAD FINISHED RESTORING THEM THE DISK CHECK ABORTED DUE TO LACK OF DISK SPACE, NOW IT WON'T BOOT. PLEASE, PLEASE HAS ANYBODY GOT A SOLUTION???
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Re: DELL D600- UNABLE TO DETECT HARD DISK TO BOOT SYSTEM
You might have to reformat the drive sounds like you got a virus in your boot sector on the hard drive. I hope you backed up everything you needed. when ya get it running again get an external drive and make regular backups of your stuff.Where did it move the files to ? you should have a backup of your system on your harddrive that came with the machine when you bought it ,try to reformat with this sector of the hard drive its called d: backup
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First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase
everything on your hard drive During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key
to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll
to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press
escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an
operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to
load another operating system note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change
the first boot device to your hard drive The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave
or if you are using a USB insert your usb drive click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB
drive right click then select format another way is to control panel
administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your
drive select format hope this helps
You may want to check for good hard drive connection cable to see if this solve you problem. Another essay you can do is to enter the bios (normally you should press F2 or F10 or DEL key, follow what appears on the screen during the boot) and see if it can detect the hard drive. If the bios cannot detect it most likely you are facing a hardware problem, maybe a mainboard problem.
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
This fault usually means the hard disk has failed or the disk controller, in most cases it is the hard disk that has failed.
Check the BIOS settings and see if the hard disk is detected, if not it is probably a faulty hard disk.
When you boot up the computer does the hard disk LED light flash and can you hear the hard disk spin up. If the hard disk is making a clicking noise then it is definitely faulty.
To test the hard disk another way, remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot detect this as an external hard drive and you can't open the folders and files, this confirms it as faulty.
To get the computer operational again, you need a new hard drive, Install Windows on the new hard drive with the computer's device drivers and your programs.
Its definitely the Hard drive that might have crashed. You can try booting the system by using a windows CD and see if it boots. Secondly you can try using a different hard drive from some other laptop, if you know someone using this one. Or you have to purchase one. If you think of replacing it with a new one, I can assist you to replace it. Dont take it to a service center, they would charge you a good amount.
XP install is not detecting any hard disk.
No jumpers are required for laptops, can only have one hard drive in a laptop.
Check the BIOS for the hard disk configuration, make sure that it is set on Auto (detect).
You may have a faulty hard disk, you can check it by booting up with a floppy DOS boot disk, run fdisk to see if it detects the hard disk, OR connect this hard drive to a USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port and if it detects it as an external drive the it is OK.
It is the Hard drive on the system. Hard Drive is failing. Another Error code for the Hard Drive is Error Code 7. Check BIOS setup if the system still detects the Hard Drive as well. You may want to consider changing the Hard Drive on the system.