no bootup devices

Dell / Inspiration 4100
January 30, 2010 at 12:32:19
Specs: Windows XP
when i turn on pc i get black screen ,a clicking noise and a message that says ,no primary hardrive found,no booting up devices.

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#1
January 30, 2010 at 13:39:04
Watch the screens prior to that to see if the hard drive is even seen by the BIOS.

A clicking noise might indicate a failed hard drive.


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#2
January 30, 2010 at 14:29:19
nothing but the black screen,the message an a option message to select f1 to boot but nothing,so i pressed f2 went into bios setup and on the list were it says priminary hard disk drive it says none,


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#3
January 30, 2010 at 14:46:44
Open the case and check the cables to the hard drive. Also check in the BIOS screens to verify the hard drive controllers are enabled.

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