I was using my dell latitude d600 and it just freezeand when i turned it of a cople times it re occurs now it is not turning on when i press the power button the middle light under the screen above the keyborad just blinks a couple times and stop what should i do to repair this problem
also my usb port is not reading my mp3 or thumb drive someone said i might have fried it by attaching a mp3 with battery how should i solve these problems?
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First of all you have to set the "USB Emulation"-Option to Enabled in BIOS . Then you need to go into the BIOS with the external disk already plugged in before starting the laptop and set the boot order as such that the USB storage device will be first, the cd second and the others blank or disabled.
When you want to boot to the USB hard drive just have the drive installed, reboot the system, select the appropriate function key to go to boot options (should tell you what to press in the beginning of boot up) and select USB hard disk.
An important thing to note: Most Linux distributions won't boot from a USB hard drive or thumb drive without a special program for unpacking it to the USB Hard disk. Check with the distribution website for special instructions.
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
check your bios settings and see if the drives are configured right. the c drive must be drive 0. the other thing comes to mind here is the hd has become corrupted or a bad read head in the drive. try running setup defaults. if this dosent work it might be time to restore it, or replace the harddrive.
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.
well what you have on your computer is the computer does not find your hard drive where you have the operative system thats why is asking you to boot from cd because the computer wants to instal a operative system may be your hard drive is damage ok lets do a test turn on your computer by presing the power botton and then press the key to boot on bios page can be (delete ,F1, F10 ) any of those every time you try to do the boot up if does not go to bios you have repit the same operation so when you get bios system display on you computer look for the hard drive and the boot order if there is no hard drive so your hard drive is damege and you have to reolace for a good one and instal the operative system