Question about Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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)
(Note to reader: The other files in the archive are supplemental. The only file you need to copy to floppy disk is dsrfix.com.)
Hope that helps,
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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