I recently had my Dell Latitude D600 fail while it was docked overnight. When I went to get on it said that the Primary Hard disk drive 0 not found. Another PC had disconnected from the LAN but was otherwise fine.
When I check the setup it is stating that there is no primary hard drive. I have tried the hard drive in another laptop and it fails to work on that one. Replacing the hd in mine works fine.
I have created Win XP boot disk and tried but it will not recognize the drive to allow me to run a chkdsk. It says that "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem"
What options do I have to recover the data on the drive. I am not really concerned with saving the hard drive to reuse I just need to get my digital pictures off to another drive so I don't lose the 3 years of my kids pictures.