Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
My laptop, when i turn it on, wont load windows.
it goes straight to a screen that says ...
''Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.''
i showed my dad, and he went to the setup utility--nothing helpful.
when i strike F1, it says, the exact same thing over and over again,
my dad said i have to re-format it completley, which means it will delete everything i have. which is okay with me. a fresh start is needed.
HAVE ANY HELP? i need some help badly, i don't feel like buying a whole new laptop. thanks !
ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECTIATED !
The computer is telling you is that the hard drive isn't being detected. This
could be due to a poor connection from the drive to the motherboard,
hard drive failure, or even something that's gone wrong on the
In the BIOS setup (the F2 option), check to see if the drive is listed on the screen where you can check connected devices. If the hard drive doesn't show up, you'll probably want to replace it. The good news is that it's very simple to get to the drive, and you easily find replacements from several online vendors (Tiger Direct, Newegg, and so on) or possibly even at large retailers. Here is a link to online documentation at Dell for this model. You can view or download the service manual which shows just what you need to do. (The hard drive access page is here.)
If you replace the drive you'll have to reload all your software, but you've already decided that's not a bad thing.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Dell latitude D600 not starts and hangup....and not reading CD/DVD for reinstall...some file is corrupted...could u help how to format before windows loads using shortcut keys...or opening in safe mode
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check your BIOS, by pressing F2 and see if the hard drive is recognized. It should indicate the MFR next to the hard drive listing. If it's not there, then you might have a bad hard drive. If it is there, try re-installing the operating system with the set-up disk. You can also go to the Dell website, enter you service tag number, and get technical support for your particular laptop. It might have a recovery partition in the hard drive to recover to factory settings.
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
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