Question about Dell Latitude D400 Notebook
OK, this message means that the system did not detect the HDD. Here is a couple of things you can try.
Firstly, open the unit up, make sure the that data and power cables is firmly plugged into the drive.
If this does not work, listen at start up if you can hear the drive spinning up, if not, the circuit board on the drive is blown.
Also, if you hear a clicking noise coming from the drive, this is not good at all....
Let me know what happens.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
The BIOS may need configuring or the hard drive is faulty.
Check the BIOS to see if the hard drive is detected. If not re-seat the hard drive and check the BIOS again.
If the hard drive is still not detected then it may be faulty. To test the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter then plug it into an USB port of a working computer. If this computer does not detect this as an external storage device, then the hard drive is definitely faulty.
To get the DELL operating again, install a new hard drive in the DELL. install Windows and the DELL's device drivers plus your programs.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The first thing to try is removing and reseating the hard drive. Sometimes the drive just looses it's connection with the motherboard, reseating can resolve that.
If that doesn't work, you can get a 2.5 in USB hard drive enclosure, and see if you can read the drive in another system, and recover you files that way.
Most likely though is the hard drive has failed. If this has occurred, then your options are limited. You can contact a data recovery service, but that is expensive. Http://www.ontrack.com or http://www.drivesavers.com are a couple options. You can contact them and get an estimate of the cost if the other options do not work.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Is there a hard disk installed inside the computer? try reconnecting it.
The motherboard, the hard drive, or the connector could be faulty in this case.
Remember to unplug and remove battery if you open the laptop, the hard drive is in most cases in the bottom under a cover with few screws or in some dells its on the side with few screws and comes out from the side instead from the bottom.
Posted on May 22, 2009
Your hard disk is disconnected, or not configured correctly in the CMOS. Go to the BIOS and be sure that the computer recognizes the hard disk. If doesnt happens, check the connectors, and if it doesnt fix your problem, you need a new hard drive.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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