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computer will not boot up.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by sm0531, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. sm0531

    sm0531 Thread Starter

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    I get the error message "Error auto-sensing sensing secondary hard drive0
    Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

    I have 1 hard drive 500gb WD i am using Vista on a dell 4700. when i hit F1 it says "no boot device available". and now when i hit F2 it does nothing.

    Sometimes it does boot but when it does it make a loud sound i think from the hard drive. then it will freeze after about 10 min and i have to shut it down.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. shadowkie

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    with the sound. its morse code can you relay what it is? also you may have to give the thing a wash (wipe) but yeah we'l have a look at it before we go doin last resorts =)
     
  3. sm0531

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    Are you kidding? I think the clicking is the hard drive. it is not the computer sound.
     
  4. dodge_viper

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    is it under warranty?
     
  5. sm0531

    sm0531 Thread Starter

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    No, not anymore.
     
  6. sm0531

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    bump
     
  7. Antiapplekid

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    Im guessing it is the hardrive and usally big loud noices means it is going to die so I reccommend getting a new drive
     
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