How Can I Fix This Dell?
by naran13 - 12/20/12 1:20 PM
I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop, with Intel Pentium 4, Windows XP SP2. It was given to me for free because it does not work. Here's the problem:
On startup, a blue Dell screen comes up. It is then followed by the message
Primary hard disk drive not found
No boot device available -
No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
When I hit F2, I am taken to the BIOS, where I see that the Primary Hard Drive is listed as None.
On the list of devices under Boot Order I have:
Diskette Drive (there's no physical diskette drive, though)
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive (I don't have a bootable CD)
Internal HDD (can't be found)
Cardbus NIC (don't know what that is)
Onboard NIC (don't know what that is)
APR NIC (don't know what that is)
Modular Bay HDD (I assume that is external, but don't know what that is)
Any suggestions/help/explanations greatly appreciated.