Dell :: "Hard Disk Drive Not Found?!" XP On An XPS M1530

Mar 19, 2009

I've got XP SP2 running just fine on my XPS M1530, but when I leave it powered up overnight now, in the morning I see this on the screen:


"Internal Hard Disk Drive not found. To resolve, reset the drive. No bootable devices found."

If I reboot from that screen it goes to the same message. If I power down and restart, it boots up just fine.



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after learning about possible mistakes by reading some forums

1) I checked that hard drive is installed properly, all connections are good.
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"update the basic input/output system (BIOS) to the latest version by contacting the motherboard or computer manufacturer and check if it works.Important: Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

Ref : [URL] ....

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