I've got an old Dell Laptop here (a Latitude CPX, if that helps), and I've got a problem during startup. The computer is not recognizing the internal HDD as being a boot device, let alone being present at all. After the BIOS is loaded, an error messages comes onscreen saying : "Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". Any ideas on how I can solve this? The laptop was running smoothly only hours ago, quite fine actually. Any help would be appreciated.
It isn't showing up in the BIOS at all. I don't think the drive is dead, I was actually using it a few hours ago. Could it be a power failure? It wasn't jarred or anything, or left on for any length of time.