When I boot my Latitude, it beeps twice and says Primary hard disk drive 0 failure. No boot device available. strike f1 to reboot f2 for setup.
When I then pull the hard drive out and put it back in, everything was ok. But only for a couple of days. Now it constantly give me that respons.
Does any of you have any good solution, I would be very happy.
I have been having problems with my Latitude Lap Top. It happen to get moisture in it several months ago. Took it to a repair service I deal with. They said the HD and MB have signs of moisture on them. Have been working with. I fianlly got it to boot up!! Get the same message! I can access the BOIS and the clock is still accurate. I know have hope if recovery of the Lap Top. If I get a new HD will this save the machine??
I have a Latitude CPi A with a 4.86 gig HD. I have prices some 10 and 20 gig HD's at $139. Can I get one form Dell for a better price? They suggest not going more than 2 gig. You say I may need a boot up disk once the HD is fix'd?? Should be able to boot up on its own shouldn't it? The fact the I can access tht BOIOS would indicat the MB is fine. Is this a safe judgement? Thanks for the reply.
Karsten, the same happened to me, although I did not remove my hard disk. Can anyone help me, as in with the same problem as below. I am unable to get into Windows. I have an Inspiron 1100 laptop that is brand new. Also, what is the cause of this error?
Continuation: Primary hard disk drive 0 failure
I have found that since last time, whenever I would plug in peripherals, I would receive the above message. And therefore, resulting in starting in dos without entering windows. I have since started to unplug all peripherals during start up, and reconnect them once in windows. My question is would someone tell me what needs to be done so that I can start up with all peripherals plugged in.