Question about Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook
I have a Dell Inspirion 6000. I get an error message on start up that reads: "No boot sector on internal hard drive." Is there any way to extract my information if the drive is corrupted?
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
Yes, you can extract information from the system, by removing the hdd and plugging it into a working system using a USB case. A local computer guy can help you do that .
You can also try to repair windows if you have the OEM xp cd sent from Dell
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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