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Hard drive is stuck

I have a Dell laptop computer which I have purchased at a flea market!
The computer started to boot up and then it will not finish booting. I chatted with a computer repairer and she said something about a loop being stuck. The computer had been shut down while it was booting that is when the problem started. How can I fix the problem without taking it to a repair person. I am on a very limited income so I don't have money to pay someone. I checked the D600 pc notebook because I cannot find the correct item listed on your list

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    i was trying to install norton antivirus in my dell latitude.but it was asking for me to install the windows xp service pack 1 and 2,i did it but after installing it my computer keep restarting several times,then after that it started but didnt went pass the windows screen,then turned off and after i turned it back on it told me that it couldnt find my harddrive,is there any way to solve this or im going to be better off getting a new computer.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I was installing norton antivirus in my dell latitude,but for that mater it asked to install the windows xp service pack 2,I did so,but after it restarted several times,i found to my surprise a message that read"PRIMARY HARD DISK DRIVE 0 NOT FOUND",I try to start my computer in all the modes available,to no result.Another thing that i have to mention is that after i move and took it out of the storage,the kids could be surfing the net and it would turn of on them all of the suden,so if some one would help,is that the problem was there before this,and with me installing the updates and antivirus just finish to fry my already damaged hard drive?.
    thanks in advace.



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Take the memory out from underneith and put back only one and try to boot up again then do the same with the other one to see if one of them is duff, that cured mine anyway

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Since the laptop would be relatively new to you and you don't have any files yet, perhaps your best bet would be to do a clean fresh re-install of the operating system. As it is, it can not be used might as well delete completely the contents and start anew. Should you have the original CDs (recovery) that would facilitate a lot of things, if none, you can borrow any OEM Windows installer that would match what ever version of Windows the laptop is running. It would normally be indicated underneath in a sticker. The Window key/serial number would also be listed there. Thereafter, it is a matter of going to the the Dell website for support/driver and download/install appropriate drivers. Should the laptop be not capable of network connections, you can use a flashdrive in another/2nd PC and copy/paste to your laptop. I would suggest your priority should be the networking drivers so that you can then hook up to the Internet and do the rest with the laptop.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating.


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