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Help??? Hello otacon your my last hope!! Well where to begin i was just playing around and accidently "unistalled" my primary hardrive on Device Manager, now when i try to restart it comes up PRIMARY HARD DRIVE 0 NOT FOUND. icant get to anything or get anywhere past that i have ran the diagnostics when push f12, and fail only my DTS Short test Message error reading :no hard drive found. I cant get anywhere with anyone on this please help, thatlaptop is my pen and paper for college!!! It is Dell latitude D600, i have windows xp

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You should try resetting the BIOS back to default - if I remember correctly, the Dells of that time had that option in the BIOS. If you still have issues, it may be a coincidence that the drive encountered problems at the same time as when you changed that setting. The software settings you picked in Windows shouldn't affect the drive being seen in the BIOS.

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