Dell laptop Error:Internal HDD error!

By sqldba2k6 ·
I need a your suggestion to solve system problem.
When i am trying to start the system (Dell inspiron 6000 laptop..)
displaying internal hard disk drive not found.
Internal HDD HARD Error!
Please suggest me how to resolve the problem..

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Have you checked the HDD in the BIOS

by DMambo In reply to Dell laptop Error:Interna ...

At start up, enter the set up (usually press F1, F2 or Del during POST) and see if the drive is identified in the BIOS. If it's not, chances are that the drive is dead (assuming that nothing else has changed). You can search Dell's web site.

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DST failed

by sqldba2k6 In reply to Have you checked the HDD ...

Thanks for the immediated response.
When i did the Diagonstic test
DST test failed...
Can please let me know the next process...

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Drive Self Test

by DMambo In reply to DST failed

If the drive self test failed, I'd guess that you need to replace the drive. If it's still under warranty, contact Dell support.

There are ways to recover, if you're lucky.

Here's a TR article:

and here's an article listing some utilities:

Good luck

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Freeze it

by jondapicam In reply to Dell laptop Error:Interna ...

From when I had worked with Dells only about a year ago, the HDD's would go in their laptops all too often after about 2-3 years. If you need to recover the data from the drive, you can try the freeze trick. This works provided you have a way of getting the data off of the drive quickly.

All you have to do is freeze the drive for about 30 minutes. Make sure it doesn't get wet. It just may give you enough time to recover your data. This usually only works once, so make the effort worth it.

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Replace the hard drive

by sqldba2k6 In reply to Freeze it

I have replaced with new HDD.Still on boot up its showing the same message..
Please suggest me for the next steps..

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I replaced it too, and still same problem

by tim.mcgovern In reply to Replace the hard drive

I replaced it too, and still same problem.

Does anyone have any other ideas of what to do??


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HDD error

by raer In reply to Dell laptop Error:Interna ...

I have the same problem with my dell insprion 6000 laptop. I have been unsuccessful in fixing my laptop. Have you fixed yours if so have any suggestions that might help me?

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Any Solutions for this ?

by debasis.nanda In reply to Dell laptop Error:Interna ...

I am getting a similar ERROR with DELL Inspiron 6000 i.e. Internal HDD HARD Error!

Did you get any solution for this ? Please help me out ?


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Internal HDD HARD Error!

by nikopolidis85 In reply to Any Solutions for this ?

I have the same problem ...
can somebody help me ?


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Does the new hard drive work?

by nitin_sonawane In reply to Internal HDD HARD Error!

At least 3 people including 'sqldba*' said that even after using a new hard drive, they were not able to fix the problem.

Has anyone been able to run the machine again after installing the new Hard Drive or
does it mean that laptop is rendered useless?

Please let me know if it is worthwhile to buy a new HARD DRIVE?


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