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Dell Latitude HDD problem: "Bad or missing loader-system halted."

Last response: in Components
June 24, 2012 9:16:21 AM

Can anyone please advise possible ways to fix this problem, so that I can retrieve data, before replacing the HDD.
Thanks, Brian.
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