Solved Dell e1405 what should boot sequence be?

August 1, 2016 at 07:54:38
Specs: Windows 7 home
I turned my laptop on it says no hard drive detected. The night before it worked fine. This is greek to me but urgent please help...
My boot order shows
1. Internal HDD
2. Cd/DVD/CD-RW Drive
3. USB STORAGE DEVICE
4. DISKETTE DRIVE ONBOARD NIC
what can i do?

See More: Dell e1405 what should boot sequence be?

Report •

✔ Best Answer
August 13, 2016 at 08:01:34
"My boot order shows
1. Internal HDD
2. Cd/DVD/CD-RW Drive
3. USB STORAGE DEVICE
4. DISKETTE DRIVE ONBOARD NIC
what can i do?"

Having the HDD listed 1st allows the system to boot a little faster because it doesn't have to check for bootable media the other devices. Personally I would have the CD/DVD drive listed 1st, the HDD listed 2nd. That way you can boot off a bootable disc (diagnostics, anti-virus, Windows, Linux, etc) if/when necessary....which is what you should do next after confirming the status of the HDD. It appears your HDD either failed or has become dislodged. Open the access door & make sure it's fully seated. After doing that, boot off a diagnostics disc & run some tests.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/



#1
August 1, 2016 at 08:12:57
On one of the BIOS screens it should say whether the hard drive is enabled or not.

Most likely it has either come unplugged or failed.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


Report •

#2
August 1, 2016 at 17:49:04
Boot sequence shown is fine and should boot the hard drive first. If it hasn't failed. There should be a system test in the BIOS screens somewhere, give it try and see what it says about the hard drive. You can press the break key to stop BIOS code from running so you can read the screen, pressing the spacebar allows the code to continue running.

Lee


Report •

#3
August 3, 2016 at 10:01:15
Reboot the system and press F12 to bring up the boot menu. Arrow down to Diagnostics and press Enter.

How old is the system?

Also, you posted in the Windows XP forum, but your post says you're running Windows 7.

message edited by beachyhbt


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 13, 2016 at 08:01:34
✔ Best Answer
"My boot order shows
1. Internal HDD
2. Cd/DVD/CD-RW Drive
3. USB STORAGE DEVICE
4. DISKETTE DRIVE ONBOARD NIC
what can i do?"

Having the HDD listed 1st allows the system to boot a little faster because it doesn't have to check for bootable media the other devices. Personally I would have the CD/DVD drive listed 1st, the HDD listed 2nd. That way you can boot off a bootable disc (diagnostics, anti-virus, Windows, Linux, etc) if/when necessary....which is what you should do next after confirming the status of the HDD. It appears your HDD either failed or has become dislodged. Open the access door & make sure it's fully seated. After doing that, boot off a diagnostics disc & run some tests.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


Report •

Ask Question