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Disk not found Solution

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#1 mach_v


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Posted 14 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

OK here is an odd one. I had a Dell inspiron 1520 With Vista on it. It booted up and said disk not found. The hard drive was bad. Then I added new hard drive installed Vista and all updates. Then I went to install other software that the person wanted on it. Then i restated it and no hard disk found. So i tested the hard drive and it was good. So i reinstalled Vista again just to make sure the install was good. Then it happened again after i installed the software and rebooted. So i put the vista install disk back in by chance and skipped the press any button to run disk and wala the windows came up. So if you have this problem with no disk found try leaving the operating system install disk in the cd drive and skip the setup. You do not have to leave it in to run windows only to turn it on. Just thought I would let people know my weird experience with this laptop. Any questions PLEASE ask. Thank you and happy trouble shooting with hammer.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:27 PM

When I get this message...it's usually a boot setting or something is amiss with the boot files. I can correct it, so it's not normally the hard drive (which is what many will say is the problem).

A weak CMOS battery...damaged boot files...improper CMOS boot settings...I think any of these can produce that error, but that's just my SWAG :).


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