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MY DELL LATITUDE D600 WONT LOAD WINDOWS AT ALL :( HELP

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 !

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  • lainy_jalone Jun 16, 2009

    thankyou, i'll try that !

  • lainy_jalone Jun 16, 2009

    what do you mean, listed on the screen? i don't know waht to do. xD

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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 motherboard.

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.

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    In the setup, there are several screens that list information about your system configuration. I haven't used a Dell in a long while so I don't remember for sure what the initial screen says when you enter setup, but you're looking for a choice like "configuration", "boot order", "devices" or similar. One of these will give you the list of drives the system board has detected, and that's where you'll likely find the hard drive is missing from the list. The link in my original solution also has a user's guide that explains more about the setup program.

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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

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Your harddrive is dead. you need another harddrive. Try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152110

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  • Reco Wilson Jun 17, 2009

    Even if you reformat windows won't read it. No matter how hard you try its hardware failure i just had the same prob with a customer computer

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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.

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