I have a Dell Latitude in shop that has /is getting the best of me.
Here are the Specs
Dell Latitude E-5530
4 GB DDR3 10600S ram 2 sticks
1 TB W D Hard drive
Running windows 7 Pro
Turn it on and it says press control C ----( I believe that is raid) the laptop does not use raid)
boot order is set to HDD then cd rom then usb
bios is the latest
I thought it was a bios issue and dismantled the unit and reset the bios by removing the cmos battery and shorting the two pins together
I have tried F12 on Boot and boot from cd rom ..it reads it and will let me work off of cd..... HBCD ect
I replaced the motherboard and ultimately the HDD
I used Acronis to clone to a different brand new known good tested 1tb hdd
Now for the strange part... After replacing the motherboard it booted up fine and I sent it back with the customer. 1 month later it is back with the same symptoms.. Any clues?
My guess is it is dumping or trashing the mbr on the HDD.. Because I can boot to repair cd and command prompt then fixmbr it tells me it has a funky mbr and asks if I want to change it I say y
then I do a fixmbr and it asks if I want to do it I reply Y then the thing works great till the next time down the road it decides to quit on him....