Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Dell lattitude D610 not seeing HD

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Ruthe


  • Members
  • 21 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:NC, USA
  • Local time:05:02 AM

Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

I'm trying to help a friend with his laptop.  He has XP Pro.  It stopped getting into the computer just after getting to home page....then wouldn't advance any further.  I removed the 40 GB WD hard drive and connected it to my HP desktop and saved what needed to be saved to CD.  Then I put it back into the laptop to re-install Windows.  When I turned it on it wouldn't boot and HD not seen in BIOS either.  I then removed it again and tried to re-install and the same problem.  I took it back and connected it to mine and it showed up in there.  The only difference is the connection adapter or the connection slot in laptop.  I looked at the slot with flash light and it looks ok to me.  What would be my next move??????????

Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2013 - 09:52 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 smax013


  • BC Advisor
  • 2,329 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:04:02 AM

Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:51 PM

Do you have another drive to try in the laptop?  If so, this might help really determine if it is a problem with the drive or the laptop.


I am guessing that you likely will not have another drive to try, however.

#3 alien_fx_fiend


  • Members
  • 168 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:0xC000021A
  • Local time:04:02 AM

Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:17 AM

Yeah I had the same thing happening to me. It could be a CMOS virus...

Edited by hamluis, 02 March 2013 - 09:27 AM.
Edited color - Hamluis.

~The Worlds Deceit Has Raped My Soul, We Melt The Plastic People Down Then We Melt Their Plastic Town~


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users