No Hard Drive Detected

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HARD drive
Hard drive failure
No HDD detected
Windows 7
Hi, I've been using the dell 1501 Inspiron from past 2 years. But today when i switched it on i got erro message stating no hard drive detected. Would u help me resolve this issue & also i was using windows 7 OS.

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Dell 1501 Inspiron

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That possibly mean that your HDD is basically got a mechanical fault wich may need replacement. the least you could do now is

-HDD faulty (try another IDE HDD and do a fressh O.S install)
-IDE slot via mainboard faulty (MoBo issue)
-Check if HDD IDE or SATA is enabled from BIOS.
-Could also double check if the HDD cable is OK. (you never know)..
If you can use a spare Harddrive, and boot from it, and if can it read the your origional hdd? (Don’t forget to change the IDE disk jumpers to make it a slave.)
If it can’t see the IDE, then the drive is more than likely unrecoverable…

htp

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  • Koohiisan
    There are a number of things which could have gone wrong that would present you with such an error... - Does the hard drive show up in the BIOS? - Are all cables connected correctly (fully inserted and no damage to cable)? - Can you access the contents of the hard drive if you put it in a different PC? That would rule out the hard drive from physically being an issue. If the drive is fine, then you may be dealing with controller/motherboard issues.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    First check the BIOS, if the HDD is shown / not.... if it shows, u may use Windows 7 Rescue Disk to get back the all !
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  • jinteik
    if not buy new hard drive
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  • Rakei
    The Q asker is needed here.
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