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Hard drive not noticable

When i turn on my dell insp2200 it show a error it say: it doesn't reconize the hd in the modular bay i took it out put it back it like the error say and it still does the same this is there a diagnostic program i can ran before it boots

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Go into the BIOS and see if the hard disk is detected.
You most likely have a faulty hard disk.
You can also test the hard drive by inserting it into a USB hard drive adapter and then plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer cannot see this device as an external drive and cannot see the contents of the hard drive, then it is definitely faulty. You need to purchase a new hard drive and install Windows to get your Dell operational again.

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