Having problems with your Dell PC Laptops ?

I have two Dell Latitude Laptop C500/C600 exhibitting the same problems with detecting the primary Hard Drive. The drives show up in the Bios (I have tried several drives, all pulled from other working Dell C500/600s), but will not boot, and are not seen by the Windows XP install disk to be reformatted or re-installed. I have tried reseating the drives, and tried numerous drives, and I am stumped.


Answers :

If hdd is detected in the bios but cannot be detected when booting to windows then do this.

1. turn off laptop, press and hold on the Fn key then press power button once
2. psa test will run and check if it shows your error codes such as 0141 - 0142 - 0146 this means hdd needs replacement.
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