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Michelle, Computer Support Specialist
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Thanks! I have sell inspiron Hard disk not found! Dell

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JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: Thanks! I have sell inspiron Hard disk not found!
JA: What kind of computer do you have?
Customer: Dell inspiron
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: Windows 10 update itself every time!!!! Never ask
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I tried to resolve the problem from boot.. I forgot what I did but the message changed
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert working with you today to help and resolve the problem you have posted.

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear that you are having such trouble. I will try my best to help you out and resolve the problem as quick as possible.

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

What is the error message you get?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Internal hard disco drive not found
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

did you try to remove the hard drive and insert it back correctly?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. How?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

let me know the model number

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Don't know where can find the number?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Flip it upside down you will see a barcoded sticker with has service tag # give me that.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I hate dell! No number upside down. Nothing
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
In the battery:
CN-00W6KV-48661
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
also in the charger I mean:
2CQ-05AD-A02
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Will open it
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

give me a moment to pull the info.

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

unplug the ac adapter and flip it upside down you will see a memory bay and hard drive bay you would need a screw drive to open the bottom.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I opened the ?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

did you remove the battery?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No don't see the battery
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
All what I see this
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

send me a picture of the full back panel.

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

this it the memory bay and not the harddrive.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
where is the hard drive?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

send me a picture of the full back panel.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Its located at the top right side secured with a screw unscrew it and you can slide it out you have to pull it.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Picture please?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

picture attached

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I unscrewed it but can't remove anything
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

give me a moment here

i am checking

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Do you see any express service code at the bottom.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I see what I sent you in pictures. Could you please tell mewing model?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

did you locate the bar coded sticker at the bottom click a picture and post it here.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I mean the model of my Inspiron?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

you opened the wrong screw i have marked it in red circle and you have opened the one which is yellow circled.

Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

check this now

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can we continue a bit later? So I can check
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I unscrew all
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

do you want me to call you and walk you through?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
please!
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Could you help please?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I finally accessed the hard drive. What can I do now?
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Let me know when you could be online.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am online now.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
0033698842614
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.
Power off the computer and re insert the drive and power it on. Check the drive in the bios it should recognize it save changes and exit. Boot the computer. Let me know if it boots.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I did everything... But it doesn't work:(
I made a dignistic and got an other problem: error video card.
I realised also that I did the same diagnostic before i access to the drive and got this error.
So, first it was hard disck drive not found and also error card video and now it's error card video..
So what can I do?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
also hard drive not found..
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

Hard disk not found error means the hard drive is not recognized in the bios that means the hdd is bad it needs to be replaced.

Once you get a new hdd or if you have a spare one to test we can get it working after we install the Windows operating system on it.

Try to run the diagnostic after removing the hdd.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i remove the HDD first?What i ddi yesterday is restart from the windows DVD (operating system) and repair the pc.from the command prompt..
I put list volume and got only volume O...and then couldnt do nothing :(so now what can I do? Can repair it from the operating system DVD? how? should I remove the HDD? in the diagnostic it tells me that HDD ok but error in vedo card...
Expert:  Michelle replied 11 months ago.

when you inserted the hdd back on position and found the volume 0 that means its not recognizing the drive just to make sure the drive is not dead go into the bios and check if the hdd is listed in there or not.