A power outage shut down my Dell Latitude D800, running XP Sp2. When I powered it back up, it won't get past the black Dell initialization screen. The progress bar gets nearly to the end as usual, but stops short at about 95%. Before, it would complete the bar quickly, then show the XP starting screen. Not anymore.
I can hear no HD activity and the HD light doesn't come on. I've rebooted MANY times, and waited hours, but it doesn't change. I can't get into the BIOS or the boot menu either.
Does this mean my hard drive has crashed? Or is there something I can do? I cannot even get to the BIOS to change the boot choice to CD or Floppy. Now I know why it's not a good idea to alway have the HD first in the boot sequence. :-(