Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 8200 Notebook ?

Cannot boot up Inspiron 8200

\015 My Inspiron 8200 reads: Primary hard disk drive not found, fixed optical drive not found -- no bootable devices...\015\012\015\012What can I do to retrieve data or re-boot? HELP!\015

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The configuration is the internal HDD is the Master on the Primary IDE\015\012bus, the fixed optical drive is the Slave on the Primary IDE bus, the\015\012Media Bay device is the Master on the Secondary IDE Bus. Pull the HDD\015\012and nothing will work.

The error occurs when either the HDD or\015\012optical drive becomes half connected to its connector. That locks up\015\012the bus and the BIOS reports both failed. Reseat one or both of the\015\012drives. The Inspiron cases flex too much because of the loose palm rest\015\012"feature"

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Could be a tough one. Can you get into the bios ( F8  or F10 ) while booting and check if the HDD is being recognised in the first place ? If it recognises, then check for Boot sequence. I would also suggest to try the Recovery CD that came along with computer. 
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