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Cubanlinx

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Hey guys

Ive been here before and you guys are the best..


I recently reformatted my system and bought a new HDD and started from scratch (malware wiped me out) a month ago

My system was fine until yesterday...


I shut my laptop cover and the system I guess went into standby

ITs still there...


Now, the Dell screen flashes and then POST passes then nothing.... it just sits there. Ive never seen this before espcially after I did NOTHING wrong to it.

Maybe used a USB port that night but that was it... what happened? do I have to reformat again..??

I cant get into Windows at all... and even tried to reinstall it.. then same thing happens


Thanx - appreciate it..
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it seems that the system isn't detecting your hard drive....can you check in BIOS to see if it's detecting the drive?
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Hey

I look in BIOS and look under system --> Device Info


I saw that it says:

PRimary Hard DRive: 137 GB HDD



But, my HDD is a 250 GB with only about 20 GB used - is that bad?


Also, it will not charge my battery and says that my AC Adapter is unknown... its Idle with 0% charged... Ive even swapped out batteries to one that I thought was fully charged only to have the system shut down due to no power (battery power).

BTW i have dell inspiron 9300 notebook Win XP media edition 2005


Thanx
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