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If the drive has not crashed ( Not Useable ). You may be able to connect the Hard Disk to another machine and get the data off.
You will need to install to a computer as a secondary drive. USB to Harddisk Adapter.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

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SOURCE: No boot sector

The other post is correct, but you don't want to try and take out Hard Drives from laptops.
The easiest option is to use a Dell XP CD for recovery
There is a little known fact though, there is a factory shipped Dell Partition that is hidden for recovery.
There is a tool (slightly technical) to 'properly' deal with repairing the MBR (as regular XP disks can ruin Dell MBR's)

Dsrfix Quick-Start This section should give you a quick idea how Dsrfix is used. However, be sure to also read the following sections to get a clearer idea of the details and potential pitfalls.
Dsrfix is a DOS program. It does not work in Windows. It does not work in a XP command-prompt window. It does not work in the Windows PE (preinstallation environment) or RE (recovery environment) -- those are not DOS. You need to boot to real DOS. If you need to, CLICK HERE FOR HOW , you can just download the 98SE DOS Bootdisk to a floppy.
This will get you into DOS (if you need that help) and then you can follow directions below)
It's a bit overwhelming, but it's the safe and real way

Download dsrfix.zip from DSRFIX LINK (Updated 09-20-2007, version 3.11)


  • Extract dsrfix.com from the archive.
    (Note to reader: The other files in the archive are supplemental. The only file you need to copy to floppy disk is dsrfix.com.)
  • Boot from your DOS boot disk.
  • Run the command " DSRFIX ". Review the results to assess whether your system is a good candidate for restoring Dell's DSR feature.
  • Optional: save a dumpfile before making any changes. This may be useful if you later need the information for forensic reconstruction.
  • If you decide your system is a good candidate for repairing Dell's DSR feature, rerun Dsrfix with the command " DSRFIX /F ". The program will repeat its summary report, then prompt you to queue any changes to be made. Accept or deny each fix proposed by Dsrfix. After proposals have been queued, confirm whether you want Dsrfix to go ahead and write those changes to your hard disk.
  • Rerun Dsrfix again for a new report to check the results.
If Dsrfix's report shows no fatal errors and no alerts, the Dell-specific restore feature should be functional on your system. You should see a blue "www.dell.com" banner across the top of the screen when the computer starts to boot. Pressing the Ctrl+F11 keys at that moment should divert the boot process to Dell's custom restore utility.

Hope that helps,

TrustMe

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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SOURCE: "no boot sector on internal hard drive"

i think you need to re-install your Operating System again since you got a new HDD wich is tottaly empty i assume so try to install your OS on the new HDD

let me know if it helped
greetings

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: no boot sector on internal hard drive

If the bios or setup utility can't detect your hard drive then this can be a physical problem. I suggest that you reseat or tighten the cable connecting your hard drive to the motherboard. You need to open the hard drive panel then unplug and replug the hard drive cable.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

SOURCE: From Dell a "new" refurbed hard drive. ''No boot sector on intern

Go here and choose operating system. skip the first bit about backing data up. You should have an Operating sytem CD and a driver/diagnostics CD.
http://support.euro.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?journalid=75911D39302C7A64E040AE0AB5E13D7E&docid=361935&type=force&lx=179256&lv=339949&l7=362048

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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my dell m1330, don`t boot up black screen thats all :(
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