I have a Dell Dimension 2400. It has been working okay for about a year. Today when I got home from church the window's XP blue screen of death was up and I had to reboot. No big deal, it has been happening since shortly after I bought the computer. When it started to boot up I got this error:
Primary 0 drive not found
It gave me the option to press F1 to continue or F2 to run the setup utility
I pressed F1 and it tried to load, but gave me this error:
PXE-E53: No boot filename received
PXE-M0F: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM
It then returns to the choice of F1 or F2
I looked though the setup section and under drive configuration it lists my Primary master drive as "unknown device"
In the boot sequence section as number 2 it says "Hard disk drive (not installed)
I read in another message thread that it could be the cmos battery. Could my problem be that simple or is my hard drive dead? If it is my hard drive and I replace it is there any way to mirror the old one onto the new one? If I took the computer to a repair shop, would they be able to get back my lost information on that hard drive?