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Dell Latitude D600 Error Msg (No bootable devices.....)

Posted on 2008-10-07
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I am so lost.  My laptop was working fine a couple of days ago. Now when I turn it on I keeps giving me errors like (No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for  setup utility  and then it say No boot device available -CARD NIC boot failed) can someone help me with this please?
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Question by:scorpio104
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by:PUNKY
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Try this:
- F2 at startup to access bios page.
- Turn on Cap lock, Num lock, and Scroll lock
- Hold ATL key down and type EFB
Post back, please.
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by:scorpio104
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Ok, I will try that
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by:scorpio104
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It didn't work
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Do you able to reseat memory and hard drive? If so, remove them and reinsert them in. If not working, then try F12 during startup to select boot device, or run diagnostic test.
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by:scorpio104
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Is there anything else I can do about fixing this error?
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by:scorpio104
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I ran the diagnostic test and one of the test keeps failing
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by:scorpio104
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the error I'm getting after running the diagnostic test is  DST Short Test ..Test Result: failed  
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by:scorpio104
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Primary hard disk drive 0 failure is what I am getting now
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by:PUNKY
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Did you try reseat memory and hard drive?
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by:scorpio104
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How do I do that?
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by:jamietoner
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Sounds like the hard drive has failed but first I'd try reseating it as PUNKY suggested.
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by:scorpio104
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If the hard drive has failed, what am I looking to pay to replace it and will I loose everything if I don't have it on backup?
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by:souseran
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Q: If the hard drive has failed, what am I looking to pay to replace it?

A: It will depend on the size of the drive you get. Assuming you want a replacement from Dell, your pricing is here:

http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?s=gen&c=us&l=en&cs=&k=D600+hard+drive&cat=all&x=0&y=0

Q: Will I loose everything if I don't have it on backup?

A: Depending on the cause of the drive failure, you may be able to connect it as an external drive and pull data off of it that way.
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by:jamietoner
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You don't have to buy a drive from Dell all you need is a 2.5" ata-6 drive. The price depends on the size and speed(rpm) you want.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380%201035907889&bop=And&Order=PRICE
Any data that wasn't backed up isn't necessarily lost it just depends on how much you want to spend to get it back, data recovery isn't cheap. You could try connecting it externally(usb adapter) as mentioned above
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