Having problems with your Dell Latitude C640 Notebook ?

No boot device available

\015 Dell Inspiron 531, Vista, SATA HDDThis morning my fiance rebooted her PC and it went to the black error screen.It looks exactly like this.No boot device availableSATA 0:NoneSATA 1:InstalledSATA 2:NoneSATA 3:None_It was on and running fine right before that. She rebooted because it wouldn't connect to the internet.I tried it in my PC and just got some beeps and a blank screen. I then tried to use it as a slave in my 2nd SATA slot and it froze up when it got to the windows loading screen. I'm going to assume the HDD is bad but I'm no expert and thought maybe someone had any ideas as to what I can do before I go buy another HDD.\015

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If the other computer would not properly access the HD as a slave, I would definitely concur that it is a hard drive failure. 
Download the latest diagnostic software and utilities from the manufacturer of your hard drive to be sure if it's faulty.
\015\012If it's a seagate, they have a 5 year warranty and you can check if it's still covered here http://support.seagate.com/customer/warranty_validation.jsp
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