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yo guys,

hows it going. yea so today, actually about 5 minutes ago i was playing some counter-strike and then for some reason it froze and nothing was responding. alt-ctrl-del didnt work, alt-F4, blah blah. So i hit the power button and turned it off. Then when i reboot, it the dell logo comes up and the loading bar gets towards the end then stops. Then i get this error:

"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found
no bootable devices-strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for system utility."

Running Dell latitude D600 notebook, pentium M 1.4ghz, 512RAM, 30gb hard drive not sure what else you need to know. But anyway how do i fix it? Do i need to reinstall my hard drive or load boot disk. Let me know fellas.

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so i was on the dell site, i think i need to get IDE or something like that. Here's what i think i need to download but tell me if im on the right track.

http://support.dell....0&DeviceID=4811
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Hey ditto, hopefully your hard drive didn't die <_<

If you enter BIOS, does it recognize your hard drive?
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under primary hard drive it says none. Uh OH!!!

im in chat now admin if you want to chat about it
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I'd contact Dell. Is it still under warranty? Have backups?
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yea i'll send it to my school's IT department.

What does it mean to resseat a HD?
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What does it mean to resseat a HD?

Remove and replace.
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roger that..... man i already miss playing cs already lol.
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Well i took it into my IT department at school and got a new hard drive. I am all good now. just have to reinstall everything and put it back to my settings.
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well wadya know guys. exact same thing happend to me on my dell inspirion. but since i'm in israel for school and it was outragisly expensive to buy at the store i bought on e-bay BUT i just got the new hard drive today and wadya know... SAME EROR CODE! primary hard disk 0 not found and no hard drive in bios...
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a friend said it could be the controler. how much is that to replace ?
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is any here that can help my problem? does it sound like the second hard drive is messed up as well or a bios problem ? or what
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is any here that can help my problem? does it sound like the second hard drive is messed up as well or a bios problem ? or what


Silly question, but did you put the little adaptor from your old HD on your replacement hd? it's the long thin black and gold panel on the end of the HD....If you're new HD isn't working, it could be that. I've made that mistake before so thought I'd ask.
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