I have a Dell inspiron 600m and I ran into this issue last week when I suddenly cant boot up my laptop. A cranky noise from the compartment made me believe that the HDD had crashed and I therefore replaced it with a new WD - EIDE, PATA, one listed here
However even after replacing it with the new one, i still cant get rid of the problem, the system just wont boot up and keeps looping back between BIOS and the error message "Primary Hard Disk Drive 0 Not Found"
Looking at the BIOS, the Primary Hard Disk entry still shows 'None'
I have already reset the BIOS but still not haveing any luck.
Can anyone please advise what could be wrong here and what else can i do to resolve this?
Could it be that i am using an incompatible HDD?