Computer does not recognize hard drive on startup

By igli
Dec 25, 2007
  1. My computer was running ok but i had to test a new hard driver that i got and it worked when i plug back my hard drive the computer said that there was no hard driver and give me a option to "Setup" by pressing F2 and so i did but then it asked me for the password which i don't remember setting up. Now without the password it wont let me change the settings. i had to install windows on the other hard drive that i was testing so i could get to this website for help because that hard drive has my life in it.

    If Any one can help me please do

    Thank you In advance

    i also tried removing the battery but it didn't work.
    i dont have a floppy drive.
    I have desktop DELL dimensions B110
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    reseat the hard drive.

    Do not call it a "driver" that is something completely different. A driver is a program that tells a program how to use a device.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    you couldn't remove the battery and what one
    what do you need that for
    ask dell for password
    remove the hard drive clean contacts then re-seat in connector
    only hard driver I ever knew was the 16 year old blond who tried to run me over with her automobile
  4. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    If you didn'y set a password then at the password prompt just hit enter without putting anything in and see what happens. Did you reset the BIOS after you removed and reinstalled the battery?
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