Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:58 AM
I was given a Dell Latitude C600 laptop with a dead hard drive and now I'm trying to get the thing going. Here's what I'm seeing; when I got the unit I knew the hard drive was bad, so the first step was to replace the drive with a 60 GB hitachi drive. When I try a boot with a Linux live CD, or a Win 2K disk in the CD drive I get: message 1: "secondary hard drive 0 not found" followed by:message 2: "No boot sector on hard drive". Followed by two beeps. The BIOS are Phoenix Tech. version A09. No matter how I set the boot sequence I still get the same messages. So I thought the CD drive was bad, so I replaced it with a new one, but still get the same messages followed by two beeps. I've check the Phoenix beep code and can't find what two beeps mean. The BIOS sees the new hard drive and records it as 60GB. Also, there's no way to reset the BIOS to the default setting. Any ideas on this mystery? Thanks.