This is the third hard drive I've had to put into my laptop. And to tell you the truth, its getting really annoying. When I turn the computer on a black screen appears and it says "No boot sector on internal hard drive" "No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" If I press F2 it takes me to a blue screen with all the computers major information on it, I guess. I'm not a computer expert so I just dont mess with any of those setting...could you please help???
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Re: Hard drive issues
This can happen if you leave a CD/DVD in the drive, a flash drive, memory (flash) card, etc connected to your computer when you first turn it on.
If that isn't it and the hard drives are good (I think we can assume this), then you must go into the Setup Utility (also called BIOS Setup). And setup and tell it you have a hard drive connected. Otherwise it won't see it.
If that doesn't work, this now doesn't sound good. As you then need a new controller. Which means a new motherboard.
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Here is a quick solution to speed up your laptop fast. 1-Delete old system restore points. 2-From HDD properties, perform disk cleanup. 3-Remove any unwanted third party software, and please remove all annoying toolbars. 4- Install ccleaner and perform cleanup. 5- Defrag your hard-drive (very important to see results)
Reboot computer after its done and you should see immediate increase of speed compared to the last hour.
This is a regular problem on Win XP computers. They are old so the hard drive is also old. You may need to do a reinstall of your operating system. But you could try running RKill first it is a rootkit killer. This may find the problem in your software, but don't hold your breath, With chkdsk failing it is a reliable indicator of a physical failure on the hard disk. You need to consider that a hard disk is metal plates spinning very fast and while they are designed to take some knocks, over time a laptop takes more knocks than you would expect. The plain truth is, stuff breaks and need s replacing.
I've seen issues like this with a bad hard drive. When entering the bios it queries the hard drive first and it's got issues it can hang it up like this. If you have a spare try that. You can try to boot it without a hard drive to see if it gets past this. Some computers won't boot without a hd though. If you've got another computer you can look around online to make a flash drive bootable and use that instead of your hard drive. Lastly, get a new hd.
You can restore your crashed hard disk with the help of a third party data recovery software there so may software just go to the Google and put your desire keyword as your hard disk problem simply search for Hard Drive Recovery on the Google you find out more software choose one of them and solve your hard disk problem.
Turn off power, remove battery. Flip it over and look to the bottom right. Remove the 4 screws with a small Phillips screw driver. Pull out hard drive slot. Remove the screws attaching the slot, fix new hard drive in old hard drive's place. Put screws back in, plug back in battery. It really doesn't get any easier than this, kudos to Dell for making it easily serviceable. if you are still unsure watch the youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZILBkW7Zmfo hope this helps
Lol, yeah the black plastic tab is very common in laptops. It's there to give you leverage to slide the HDD out of the connector. You can also just put the palm of you hand on the drive with a little pressure and give it a good **** and it should come out of the connector. Manufacturers are very good about putting "warrenty void if sticker removed" stickers on parts they don't want you to touch FYI.
Try connecting the hard drive to some other laptop and see if its getting recognized. Issue could be either with the hard drive itself of it could be with the usb port which you are using to connect the hard drive to your laptop.
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What size hard drive is it? There is a know problem with Seagate 80GB sata 2.5 Mobile Hard Drives (example Apple Macbooks 2005-2006 had these drives), The drives were extremely faulty and several manufactures have extend their warranty's to 3 years for these faulty drives.