Posted 09 June 2009 - 03:51 PM
Turn it on & as soon as the Dell logo goes away start tapping the F8 key.
You should get a screen offering startup options
If you get the screen use the arrow key to hilite "Last known good configuration" & press Enter.
If you don't get the screen restart the unit & go in the BIOS setup [I think it's F2] & see if the hard drive is listed.
If not then it [the HD] has failed.
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