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Hdd is not detected, do you think i need to change my harddisk

\015 Do i need to change my dell inspiron 1525 hard disk because it is not detected?\015

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Difficult to say but the first thing you should do is open the hard drive cover and make sure it is still positioned properly.
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\015\012If it appears to be OK then and the laptop wont boot up properly then it may be time to take out the drive and test it a little more before you decide its dead. For this you will need a 2.5" SATA enclosure (they can be had pretty cheap)
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\015\012remove the hard drive from its holder and adapter if there is one on that model and connect it to your enclosure.
\015\012Now connect that to a PC.
\015\012It should find new hardware maybe mass storage device and if the hard drive is ok it may well show up in windows explorer. If not shut down and restart the pc and check via the system hardware tab that it shows up under hard disks or removable disks. if it doesn't it may well be pooched but if it is you can run some disk diagnostics from windows and see if its fatal or not. If you can see right click on it ans select properties then select properties then tools then error checking and tick the two boxes while you are there to auto fix it. It may ask you to restart the computer to complete the task that's ok
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