Hi everyone. thanks in advance.
I have a DELL Inspiron 8600 laptop, running windows xp.
When I turn on my computer it tells me:
Primary Hard Disk drive 0 not found.
It also makes the loudest clicking noise. (It ran some scan before all this happened.. i think it might have tried to fix some problem and then created a new problem..)
I talked with a Dell technician and he troubleshooted a bit with me (took out the hard drive to see if it was damaged; took out the battery, unplugged the power supply; turned it on and then pressed F2 a bunch of times- got to a screen with a whole lot of info and it said hard drives= 0 )
He basically told me to buy a new hard drive. Is this correct? I was connected to sales department and they told me a new 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive would be $189. but they only have refirbished ones.. is this ok? can i find one somewhere else? i just don't know what would be compatible.. PLEASE help..
can i connect this hard drive to an older dell laptop to get the data off?
i'm so stuck and confused.. i just want my computer back!