I can't reload Win 7 on this nice old Latitude E4200.
Repair and reload from restore from restore point don't work, always bombs out with Win restore error detail "Bad Patch". (There is no 'Dell' option in the repair/ diagnostic menu.) So, I downloaded a boot image to USB port as instructed.
On Win7 re-install from USB boot, Step 1 diagnostics and Step 2 backup worked cleanly, but wouldn't proceed to Step 3, with the following error: Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 FDE TM 128GB: "Cannot get Smart status".
Can anyone please enlighten me?
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Please run the on-board Dell diagnostics <F12> and capture any error code or message you receive. You can follow the instructions from the below link:
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Thanks for these instructions.
Upon running the diagnostics, the following error is immediately returned:
(Pre-boot system assessment build 4127)
Error code 0411
Cables - RTC battery not connected
(Hit Y to continue testing ... )
Then, all (extended) memory tests pass.
"Pre-boot system assessment complete. No diagnostic utility partition identified. Hit Ok to reboot..."
Windows then attempts to load but crashes with blue screen, unreadable.
Upon launching Windows startup repair:
"Startup Repair cannot repair automatically."
Sig 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Sig 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Sig 03: Unknown
Sig 04: 21199684
Sig 05: AutoFailover
Sig 06: 12
Sig 07: BadPatch
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
THANKS for looking into this,
Re: Error code 0411 Cables - RTC battery not connected:
Samsung SSD drive.
I tried re-seating the cable to the drive, but no change. I couldn't see any other connections to the drive itself.
The drive cable seems fragile. Do these sorts of cables, or the connectors connecting them, tend to fail?
Also, is this a proprietary cable, or a 'standard' laptop SATA cable?
Could this error also indicate other cable/connection problems? (For ex., what is the 'RTC battery connection' - does this have anything to do with the CMOS battery?