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Dell lattitude D610 not seeing HD


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#1 Ruthe

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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.
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#2 smax013

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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.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:17 AM

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


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