My 8 month old "Mini 9" Inspiron 910 shows "operating system not found" on boot-up and bios shows HDD size of 0MB. Fixed shows STEC PATA 16GB-(PM).
Any suggestions? I realize re-installing XP is my next bet but I can't boot to USB. maybe the Solid State HD DEAD???
I would appreciate any help!!! thanks!
Hi, Just got a similar message on my mini. I would like to confirm if the problem is with the hard drive before buying a new one from the internet. Did you ever get yours fixed? Was it the SSD?Finally, how would you restore Windows XP without an external CD drive? Than you.
I can email you a utility that STEC emailed me that updated the firmware and gave me the 16Gb back.. Installing XP on it now..
I have had the same problem, installed a new HD and am trying to install
XP with an external dvd.. it gets hung up onthe dell screen.. do you have to install the firmware first
Any advice would be welcome.
Anyone who still has an issue. The HD in my Mini 9 died, we replaced it and tried reinstalling
Windows XP using an external HD, but it would not complete the process
after it rebooted. Finally found WinToFlash on Cnet, which enables you to copy all the
XP installation files to a USB, Changed the bios in the Mini, booted to the
USB and the installation was successful.