Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook ?

NO BOOTABLE DRIVES ON INSPIRON 6400

\015 I am having problems with my laptop. Its was purchased in 2006. It has started to show no bootable drives and I have run the diagonitics key F5. It comes up error code 2000-01-41 no drive detected. I then re boot. It worked fine first time but everytime I do this and use laptop when I switch off and leave it for a few hours the same thing happens again. It also has shown the message Prompt preboot system assessment complete no diagnostic utility partition identified. Can you give advice in simple terms as I am not very into the working of computer. I\015

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Sounds like youe hard drive is in need of replacement, if you have a windows CD run chkdsk /r and it will check the disk and tell you if is has any bad sectors on it...
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