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Latitude CPi R = No bootable device found.

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#1 -db


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:32 AM

Hello all,

I have had this laptop around for a long time. Its hard drive died many years and has been shelved since. I recently purchased a new hard drive to get it going again as I want to toss it in the garage.

It originally came with a 4 gig HD and loaded with Win98. The new drive I purchased (both IDE units) is a 20 gig and I loaded XP via another computer when the CPi didn't "see" the new drive, I thought maybe preloading it would help, guess not.

I have checked the BIOS and is has A14 which is the newest (2002) listed on Dells site.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get it going as this was the only thing wrong with it, and hate to toss it out.

Edited by -db, 01 August 2009 - 09:33 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 01 August 2009 - 09:45 AM

When you enter the BIOS is the date and time correct?
If it's been sitting that long, you should probably change the system board battery

Now, about preloading the OS
You will have headaches:
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