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Dell latitude c640. comes up with error immediately after ram check displays... "primary hard disk drive 0 not found no boot device available - no bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" Was working all ok a couple of days ago and haven't done a thing to it in the meantime. Came completely out of nowhere.

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Seems to be a problem while detecting the hard disk. Please contact customer service if the laptop is in warranty.

Let me know what happens.

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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