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Dell Inspiron desktop won't boot

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by barrynfla, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. barrynfla

    barrynfla Member

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    My friend has a Dell Inspiron 570 that won't boot. Running Win7. The message says that the hard drive can't be found. I put a different motherboard in it from another Dell and same message.

    Any help greatly appreciated. I'm a relative newbie so simple is good!

    Thanks!

    Barry
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    2 different motherboards saying the same thing means the hard drive is dead. sata or ide hard drive?
     
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    sata
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    attach that drive to your computer as long as has sata but as secondary drive not boot drive to see what happens if bios & windows sees the drive.
     

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