So I go to turn on my laptop, it loads and I get to the desktop, Everything loads up normally. After 5 minutes, there is a weird noise coming from the hardware area of the laptop, then the computer freezes. It doesn't really freeze, but everything stops, I can still use the mouse and move that around. But I cant click on anything or load anything.
I go to turn it off and reset it and, It makes the noise right away and a screen pops up and says "internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.
Then it gives me three options, F1 to reboot ( doesn't work ) F2 for setup utility which takes me to a dell screen and just shows system info, Theres really nothing to do there so I try F5 to run onboard diagnostics. It runs a couple of tests for a couple of minutes and nothing really happens. But it does say that threre IS NO HARDRIVE DETECTED.
Can any one please help?
A couple of questions for you...
How old is the 1545?
How long has it been doing this?
Are you able to use or access any programs/files before it freezes?
Has the laptop been dropped/bumped/knocked around at all before this started happening?
Did you install/update any new software/drivers etc, replace any parts or change any bios settings in the immediate time frame before this started happening?