Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook ?

Disk failure; will not boot; "cannot find hard disk"

\015 Disk failure; will not boot; booting from recovery CD and get "cannot find hard disk"; is the problem hard disk or controller or what; what's my next step?\015

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From what I have seen elsewhere and from my own experience the hard drive controller has a tendancy to fail on these (mx6000 , ma3) boards. No idea why or repair other than replacing board?
From your comments, I am not sure if you have an SATA drive or a eide one here. I am expecting it is an SATA though by assumption. You might kick into your CMOS and see if you can actually see your drive in there. That would tell you if the computer is seeing or not which would tell you right away if the drive or controller interface is at fault. I say teh interface because hte controller is actually on the drive itself (where the logic resides that is). If you see the drive in CMOS, more than likely the laptop might have been dropped or some other high G force impact while the drive was still spinning. If you bend or distort the write heads like this it will give the error you are talking about.
\015\012End result then... if you see the drive in CMOS, you need to go get another one. If you have dritical data on it, it is more than likely retrievable by a retrieval house at around $275.00 up to 750G and pop it on your new drive.
\015\012I hope I have given you enough information to know what to do now. Good luck to you then. Thanks!
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\015\012mrstan
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