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Old 12-24-2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default HDD inaccessible to install Linux

Hi,
I was given a DELL Latitude D810 laptop and was told it has some HDD issues and possible virus attack. I tried to install Fedora but it failed to install. So I went into the BIOS to see if I can get any info. Under the system info in BIOS it tells me that the HDD is not connected. I also have the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows, which has a HDD fix utility. Even this did not recognize the HDD. Further, when I go to command prompt in the Ultimate Boot CD and type C: it says cannot find the drive. What does this mean and what can I do about it?
If anyone has seen this issue and might know the solution, I would appreciate some insight into this issue and how to resolve it?
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: HDD inaccessible to install Linux

If your BIOS doesn't recognize the drive, open the laptop and check the connections. If they look ok, get a new HDD
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: HDD inaccessible to install Linux

I agreen with iPwn. There is some sort of hardware issue (possibly connection) if you can't even detect the hard drive using UBCD. Your best source of information, is the laptop's owner. Sometimes they "forget" to mention that they "dropped it" or they assume that they had a virus infection because they couldn't get any farther than you are.
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