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NotalesS

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Hey guys. I'm trying to help my friend get his laptop back up and running.

The symptoms.

Cannot Boot up windows.
Cannot view hard drive in the BIOS
Primary Drive / ("Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer") cannot be found while, REinstalltion of windows.

I ran the Diagnostics that came with the laptop and ever thing passed till i hit a Error

DST Short Test
Test Result: Fail
Error Code: 1000-0141
Msg: No drive detected


Laptop:
Dell Inspiron 1115
Intel Celeron 2.80GHz L2 cache 128KB
RAM 256 MB
WinXP Home SP2


What i was thinking is i need to install drivers for the BIOS to recognize the hard drive. Has any one else had this probleam

Edited by NotalesS, 15 July 2006 - 11:19 PM.

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Crater

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This happens when you're trying to install windows?
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No this was already goin on. My original Thought was to just reinstall windows hopeing the plug and play from the win disk would either detect the hard drive and /or install a driver for it.
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Hmm, Might be the harddrive. Do you have another laptop lyin around?
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Its not mine. I know its the hard drive. I just don't know how i'm goin to find the drivers. So the BIOS can see the HD
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If the hard drive can not be seen from the BIOS, it is quite likely that the disk is toast, especially if it was working before.
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