Dell Latitude HDD problem: "Bad or missing loader-system halted." Tags: Latitude Hard Drives Dell Components Last response: June 24, 2012 9:43 AM in Components Share Desperatenow June 24, 2012 9:16:21 AM Hello, Can anyone please advise possible ways to fix this problem, so that I can retrieve data, before replacing the HDD. Thanks, Brian. More about : dell latitude hdd problem bad missing loader system halted mcnumpty23 June 24, 2012 9:43:06 AM check if your hard drive is seen in the bios if it is make sure its the 1st bootable device and that you havent left a cd/dvd in the optical drive if it still wont boot use another pc to get a copy of something like ubuntu live--you can run it without installing it from a disc or usb drive as long as your hard drive is actually spinning you can then copy the data off m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Dell Latitude HDD problem: "Bad or missing loader-system halted." Forum dell latitude d610 won't power up could it be a bad jack? or a problem with the hard drive? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !