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RE: Not able to install Windows after formatting hard disk

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How do I contact Advanced Software Support Group?

You would need to contact your local Dell Tech Support group for your country / region, and they can put you in touch with their software support groups.

Todd

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RE: Not able to install Windows after formatting hard disk

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Hello and good evening

All of this ACHI in BIOS I know absolutely nothing about. However, DO NOT delete the small partition or you will lose your Diagnostics.

Why even mess with the BIOS? Just flash it only if it is a later version. I was informed long ago by Pro-Support to just "delete" and "create" the larger partition while installing a fresh installation of the OS.

To each his/her own but why even use passwords? What are you protecting?

Food for thought.

Mark

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yugireddy21
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RE: Not able to install Windows after formatting hard disk

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Hi,

I am getting the same error. My Dell Inspiron N5110 hard drive was gone so i have replaced it with Western Digital Hard drive from DVD drive.

In BIOS it is being shown as SATA HDD and Fixed HDD is showing as NONE.

I changed the interface from ATA to AHCI, how can i fix this issue?

I was not able to open up the mother board as the screws were too tight, can't even unscrew one.

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