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1st charge the device and boot it,if u dont hav problem in that point then check for hardware failure and fix it.

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Usually if youhave at least the list of devices when you start and the black screen kicks in after windows is loading it is a setting issue You probably made a wrong choice on setting by mistake or lack of knowledge about a function ..and cause it is not supported it shows the black screen ..I repeat ..only if it does show something before loading windows..In this case you have to reinstall the video driver and will get to teh original settings ..To do so it is enough to boot the computer in safe mode ..and uninstall the video driver and install it again ..Use the disk for teh driver or ..if you do not have it anymore the driver from the support site ..
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This is probably messed up the bios settings ..or cause it is missing the hard disk or something made it try to boot from network ..and this error is caused by the lack of a server capable to load teh reinstall it or use teh files as operation system ..
If you did not made any changes in BIOS ..this does not sound good...cause it means it looks for alternate boot devices ..this only mean it does not have a operation system on the hard disk (either just changed it or for some reasons you lost all files ) ..
or the boot sequence is set to look for a network first ..and in this case you should go back to BIOS the boot sector and change them back ... Select the hard disk as first boot device /dvd as second..and floppy the 3rd to save the new settings on exit ..and boot again ..
If you have a sata hard disk ..and you defaulted the BIOS settings may look to see if the ahci function is on for the hard disk ..If it is ..try to disable it ..cause if it lacks the driver for ahci will not boot from the hard disk ..
If you just changed the hdd or for some reasons your operation system is not able to boot have to reinstall it ..either using the recovery partition ...if it has one ..or the recovery disk ..if you do not have either of them will need a boot-able disk with the operation system on it..and the procedure is to insert the disk ..and restart the computer F12 for teh boot menu ..and select to boot from teh disk drive ..and press any key for confirmation ..and will start loading files and go with installation ..When primary files are done will ask to press enter to continue ..than you have to agree with the conditions ..and will show the partitions and teh previous operation systems on it ..Select the one that already have a windows..(C drive ) ..and press enter to install ..Also select to format this drive ..and this way get rid of any unwanted bugs ..(select format ntfs quick )
In this modent will load system files..and when it is done ..will restart ..and start installing windows..You will only have to interact when it asks for ..(select time zone and such ..)

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Starts with disk drive 0 seek failure. hit f1to continue then blue screen with stop: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0X83AF9630, 0X8A6BC7B4, 0X8A6BC4B0) appears. Any help?

Your computer is not able to boot from your hard drive. That means that:
1) Your hard drive is defective
2) Your software on the hard drive is corrupted and needs to be reloaded

To determine if your hard drive is bad, you will need a bootableCD, you can use your "Dell Resource" CD or any other bootable CD disk. Power on the laptop and tapthe F12 key to get to the "Boot Selection Menu". Insert the "Resource CD" intothe CD-ROM drive. Select "Boot from CD/DVD drive" from the selection menu. If it boots from the CD you have a problem with the hard drive.

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Dell Latitude D630 Laptop, no Bootable device when trying to start laptop,but hard drive works find on other computer usb drive

It sounds like you have lost the boot manager file. The boot manager is a file set up by Windows to stop hackers from getting in to your system and if a problem occurs it is deleted by Windows.
When you try to boot and the desktop gets to POST, teh Dell page, quicklt hit F8
When, and it will take a few goes to get the timing right, you are succesfull a DOS menu will be shown on your screen
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OK have several options ...First ..try to open it up ..and remove the bios battery from the main board..remember to also remove any other power source ..and place the battery back after 30 seconds..This will clear the bios settings and also the password..
If this will not work , you can try to fool the system by inserting the disk ..and start without the hard disk on ..It will take teh next option and will boot from the disk ..and you have to plug the hard disk on immediately ..It may work ..
If the password will be removed by removing battery ..than all you have to do is press f12 for boot menu and start from the disk and install .

Another way is to start windows installation from teh previous windows ..Just open the disk and click set-up ..or install will start from windows and after loading primary files will restart and continue normal ..
the last option is to remove the hard disk and install a clean operation system in another computer and place it back ..
it will work just fine ..but you will need all drivers for your computer to be installed manually and will also need to be made from a boot-able disk ..and not from recovery ..
Anyway ..try the battery removal and let me know what goes on ..and after that we'll see ..
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First, you need to disable the boot from USB devices option from the BIOS. You can find it in the Main Menu, Advanced Menu or in the Boot Menu according to the type of BIOS you are using.

Ensure that you are connecting the device to the rear USB ports of the PC.

After that, please go to Disk Management.

Cick Start>Run and type in the folowing command to open the Disk Management Window.


Check if it is detected there.

If so right click on and select Create Partition.

After partioning it, you can format it.

Hope this helps!


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