Having problems with your Dell Latitude C640 Notebook ?

OS installation. I had to install a new Hard Disk (of the same manufacturer) on my laptop. I tryed to install the Operating System (from the original and liceced CD) but it failed. I tryed many times, but no success. What do I must I make ?


Answers :

Enter the bios either F1 or F2 for setup, on 1st page you will see processor, memory etc. It will say hard drive; if it says 'not installed' maybe it is sata like the previous post suggested.
Your has to be ide sometimes ide/sata is ok
If you have real win xp pro disc w a product key, place that in your cd rom, close tray and shutdown laptop. Turn it on and go into bios setup where you saw 2.0 ghz.,' hard drive not installed' etc.
press the alt key and still holding it down, press the P or p key
You will be on the next page of bios setup
You will now change the boot order, put the cdrom as the first device(read notes in bios how to move drive up or down in order);
put internal harddrive as # 2 device, then floppy or whatever as #3
then when you have cr drom first, hard drive as #2, press escape button, save changes and exit and your laptop should now boot from the cd rom(it will say press any key to boot from cd, make sure you do that rt way, and see if you can get into windows setup this way)
if it still says 'setup cannot continue, no hard drive found', you have the wrong type for your laptop
Make sure you delete all partitions completely when doing win xp os install. Do not attempt repair option, it will not work properly.
See if this helps, I have used these steps myself from a hard drive removed from a t30 ibm thinkpad(it worked for me)
Feel free to post if you need any help w dell c640 laptop(I use those laptops and have much knowledge of software and hardware issues w dell c640 laptop.)
Hello,
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\015\012you must be sure that your new hard disk is properly installed, did you see it listed in BIOS , if not first enter into BIOS while system boot and check for the hard disk .
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\015\012This probbly would solve your problem
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\015\012If that does'nt work please post some info about what you are doing , company of the hard disk and model of laptop
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\015\012Good Luck
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