Question about Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

2 Answers

Hard disk wont start

After a i shut down my laptop last night and left, this morning my OS wont start. if i enter the system setup it tells me no hard disk found. if i try to use my OS recovery CD it tells me cant find boot sector for signature. any help. can this be a virus infection

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 217 Answers

It is repairable. If you have an XP cd, you will want to reboot with your cd in it. Follow the options to get to the recovery console. When you get to the C> type in: chkdsk /r

It will take about 30+mins to run, but should definitely fix your problem. Let me know if it doesn't help.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

Ad

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 689 Answers

Probably hardrive is defective. However you can enter the BIOS and revert the settings to default and test again. Also perform full power cycle. If issue persists I recommend you to replace/service your HDD.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Operation system not found


Hi there,

First please try to boot to last known good configuration ..

To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key. .

If you will still see the same problem, then please boot to safe mode..

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

From safe mode you can restore your PC to the latest restore point when your laptop is working fine.

Regards,
Jeep Brainy

Jul 26, 2009 | Compaq Presario 1692 Notebook

1 Answer

I Have A Gateway NV55c That Will Not Boot!


After much time and frustration you will end up reloading the operating system, the reason is it is corrupted, why this happens is not always the same, but the fresh copy of the operating system is the cure. You will need the recovery disks do this, you were either given them with the system or you were prompted to make them when the computer was new. If you don't have the recovery disk set then call the parts dept of the computer maker for ordering instructions, they run about $25

Feb 15, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I was working on my Dell Latitude D610 last night and this morning; I left it running while I went out for a few errands. When I came back, everything had shut down and I am now getting this error message...


Do you know how to bring up the bios ? (try pressing del or f10, f12, f2 while the dell logo is showing at startup) usually one of these will open the bios. Now look for your "primary master" click on it and then click on populate when the option becomes available.
As long as the bios can "see" your hard drive it is still good.

from here you have 2 options.
the first is to pull out the hard drive and put it into a usb enclosure and reinstall your OS and software onto a new hard drive, while retaining access to your files and such on the external drive.
the second is to use the recovery tools on the OS install disk to try and repair the MBR (master boot record).

Oct 10, 2010 | Dell Latitude D610 Laptop Computer -...

1 Answer

Computer won't boot up it says system not found . Its a Inspiron 1501


"system not found" means that the computer cannot find the operating system on the hard disk. I would check the BIOS settings to determine if the hard disk is found by the BIOS.
When you try to boot the system, it should be telling you to press one of the function keys Fxx or the DEL key to enter setup. Do that, and let it try to find the parameters for your hard drive.
If you have noticed that the clock/date settings are getting messed up, it could be that your backup battery is in its last legs and needs replacement. It also provides power for some chip sets to 'remember' hard disk geometry - Cylinders/heads/tracks - which could have been 'forgotten' if the battery is dying.
tom

Aug 11, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop

1 Answer

Laptop wont boot on, it starts but turns off again


I'm guessing ou have windows XP?
if so you hae a corrupted regisry and need to boot from your Windows CD and at he first et of questions choose Eneter to intall windows, then F8 to continue and then it should tell yo another Windows insatallation has been found and ask if you wish to perform an automatic repair.

Give it a try and enjoy :)

Jan 22, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario CQ50-210US Notebook

2 Answers

Hi I have a acer aspire 5050 i left it drop last night after turning it off and when i turned it on diss morning just a blank screen comes up saying "Operating System not found" could you tell me if i need...


You may need hard drive if you can not boot it after reconnecting the HDD from the motherboard. For this you will have to open the bottom plates and then proceed. A tough job to do if you are not very conversant with it. Get a repairer to do it if you feel a little faint. if after doing that you cant get the laptop to boot, then try reinstalling the OS from the recovery CDs. If that too fails then get a new HDD.

Nov 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba Satellite M-200 laptop refuses to start


I am sorry. This problem is best solved by doing a complete system restore of you laptop.

Do you have the restore disk that came with it?

Aug 10, 2009 | Toshiba Portege M200 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a HITACHI 60 gb hard disk. tried to install os but "cant find any hard disks" appears. i can see the disk in the BIOS also suse linux does not find the same. it is a toshiba laptop i am using. will...


Hi,

there are many reasons why, the computer would,nt find or see the Drive.
1:) the laptop drive, may need formatting.
2:) the drive, is not cabled correctly.
3:) the drive is faulty.

go into the bios setup, usually F2 Or esc Or Delete at setup. options sometimes appear briefly on screen. ** to enter setup press F2 Or similar**
find boot sequence or bootup order. and set the CD/DVD to become the first boot device.

Put your setup-install disk, in the dvd drive.
When rebooting the system, the computer will start a setup from CD/DVD. this will tell you that the drive is not found, or needs to be formatted. follow the on-screen options.

Finally, certain laptops only recognise, a drive of a certain size. install the original to see if this still works. Also check there are no limitation jumpers on the old-drive. ( small plastic bridging pins )

Mike @ compurepair.


Dec 16, 2008 | Hitachi 60GB Travelstar 5K160 Ultra...

1 Answer

Laptop


hmmm..yes..sounds like your bios is fried..

you have the recovery disk anywhere? or a operating system disk?

Jun 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Clive
Clive

Level 3 Expert

4345 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2679 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...