[Solved] Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop: Hard drive not found?!

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by dougwa, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    My original 250gb hard drive was absolute TOAST; I tried a new hard drive and then another and another but f5 still said "hard drive not present". FYI, all my new boxed drives are 7 mm slim (i have only 320gb and 500gb on hand), but when I insert a used 9.5 mm drive the Dell sees it. Sadly, I don't have any decent 9.5 mm drives and would like to use one of my slims. Any ideas?
     
  2. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    Whoops, I just wasted your time. MY APOLOGIES! Updating the BIOS from A5 to A14 fixed it. Sheesh. lol
     
  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Not a waste of time at all. I'm glad you figured it out yourself.

    Cheerz. :)
     
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