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Dell c600 laptop hardrivissues No Boot


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#1 chanman

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

Ok first of all bought laptop used worked great for long time then all of a sudden blue screen of death with the message (inaccesible boot drive) So after countless hours searching the web for causes came up with the hard drive bad. So ordered another hard drive swapped the adapter over plugged it in Bios recognizes it but comes up with "Primary hard disk drive 0 failure" "No bootable devices". Tried running windows recovery and install disk countless times with no success (always comes up with some error or in the manual install says there is no harddrive to install on). Although with the old drive during the reinstall try I would only get the blue screen of death with the new drive it just comes up with errors and needs to exit. So I spent another 6 hours trying to burn and run hard drive utility disks from hitachi (brand of new drive) and once again get countless errors (hitachi disposition code=0x71) and (trying to use program on non HGST drive when the program will only work for HGST). Now I am stuck and cant figure out any other options to make this work. Last thing I looked at was everyone said cmos batttery dead. Well bios does keep memory for awhile but after no use for weeks it wont keep it. Took battery out says 7.5V tested at 6.7V so not to far off but not new either. Can anyone point me in the right direction to somehow install windows on this new drive and make it boot up? Thanks.

Edited by chanman, 13 January 2011 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

Well...if this was a desktop, all the symptoms that you report would make me say "replace the CMOS battery" and then reset the CMOS and save it.

I don't know anything about laptops, other than the fact that the RTC (real-time clock) battery is the name used for what I would call the CMOS battery.

http://www.batteries.com/laptop/dell/latitude-c600-battery_R-412171-204646.html

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Edited by hamluis, 13 January 2011 - 05:15 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:04 PM

I guess my question about that is the bios is recognizing the old hard drive and the new one but the old drive says no bootable device when the new one just states there is no drive available. Can or will this battery cause the problem? when its installed it reads 5.7 volts and when its out it reads 7.1 volts.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:54 AM

It would help if you were to post the make and model of this computer.

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