Re: Dell HDD - no boot probl WEIRD (Kirkridge etc plz...)

Re: Dell HDD - no boot probl WEIRD (Kirkridge etc plz...)

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Posted by Kirkridge on August 07, 2003 at 17:14:48:

In Reply to: Dell HDD - no boot probl WEIRD (Kirkridge etc plz...) posted by DELLer on August 07, 2003 at 11:07:42:

: Hi all,

: got a inspiron 4100 running XP and its been perfect til recently, when it just f***ed up and won't boot anymore. Get a message saying something like "Primary HDD 0" and "No bootable device"...

: first of all, i haven't had any problems like weird sounds from the HDD or data losses, it simply just refused to boot the other day.

: I tried to run XP recovery but it won't let me reinstall because it can't access the HDD, but XP still recognices the HDD inside its recovery program...but can't browse my c: directory or anything...gets an error msg!

: Then tried to format the HDD, it was done successfully but still can't install XP because of error message saying can't use or remove current (and only) partition...

: Tried upgrading to latest bios but nothing happened...

: Please, may sound confusing but has anyone experienced something similar? Is it simply a HDD crash? Don't wanna buy a new one if their might be something else wrong...

: Cheers

: Pat

Sounds like it may be a M$ XP authorization problem.did you register the os with MS??

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