Getting "Strike f1 to retry boot" message
Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:28 AM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:47 AM
NB: As an asides can I ask if the HDD activity LED flickers at any time when you power up etc.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:19 PM
In regards to changing the SATA cables, ports and battery, should I just ask the tech guy to try that before replacing it? I probably could change out the hard drive myself, but I don't want to make things any worse because the battery is located underneath the motherboard, so I'd have to take that out as well, and that might be beyond my reach.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:41 PM
There are various models of the Dell XPS both desktop and notebook can you tell us what the number of your computer is XPS 8500 or XPS 15 for example, once we know the details we can advise what to do next.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:05 PM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:43 PM
A step by step guide http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_hard.htm
Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:04 AM
Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:09 AM
You are welcome and any questions along the way let us know
Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:57 AM
Thanks Dave. I'm going to try the Thermaltake Max 5 Drive tonight.
I also booted Ubuntu from a USB and when I shut down this appeared...
Any thoughts on this attachment?
Not sure who Dave is screen_name2
Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:22 AM
I installed the new hard drive yesterday, so the computer is back to normal.
I put the old hard drive into an external enclosure and it didn't show up on either computer I tried it on. I plugged it into the back USB ports, and still got nothing on either one.
So I assume data recovery is the next step?
Edited by screen_name2, 05 June 2013 - 07:22 AM.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:06 AM
Glad to hear that swapping the HDD went ok but sorry that the original appears a lost cause.
Was there any sign of life from the HDD when you tried it in the enclosure.
Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:03 AM
I even asked the tech guy to hook it up when he came, and still - no signs of life.
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