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Internal HDD Hard Error!

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I have a Dell Latitude D610 laptop, running Windows XP SP3, 2GB Ram. The computer was previously running fine, then one day I try to boot up and I get the following error message: Internal HDD Hard Error! I hit F2 and the BIOS shows the hard drive as being "none". I inserted another D610 compatible HD that I knew was in good working condition and got the same error messages. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem is.


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  • When you installed the second drive, did you transfer the blade adapter from the original drive to the new one? If not, make sure you do - or the drive is not connected, and you will see the error.  If that allows a drive to be seen, the original drive is toast. 


  • I transferred the drive from tray that was holding it (unfastened two screws) and attached the tray to the new drive.

  • enj63,

    I went back and took a closer look at the original drive, and the blade adapter was indeed still attached. So I removed it and put it on the new drive, same results.


  • That suggests the problem is with the system board, not the drives.