Solved! Latitude 600 ticks when I turn it on

wchillhowell

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Hello,
A friend installed Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude 600. Suprisingly it ran very fast with only 1GB of RAM but it lost its Network Controller and Sound. I installed the drivers for both including the Chipset. I rebooted PC as I was prompted to do and the computer would not start up. When I push the start button, the light comes on, I get a"ticking" sound and then it cuts off again? I took out battery, drained it and re-charged it but still to no avail. I'm not even able to get a screen so as to use the F8 key for Safe Mode. If I could even get a DOS prompt I would be able to fix it but nothing comes on?
 

house70

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Does it get into the BIOS? Can you get into that? You should be able to get into BIOS from the boot-up screen. once there, see if the BIOS recognizes the HDD. If it doesn't, it might be the HDD that failed. Let us know.
 

house70

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Does it get into the BIOS? Can you get into that? You should be able to get into BIOS from the boot-up screen. once there, see if the BIOS recognizes the HDD. If it doesn't, it might be the HDD that failed. Let us know.
 

buwish

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Where is the ticking noise coming from? If it is coming from the area where the HDD is located (you can tell by taking a look underneath and looking for a panel with the HDD label on it), chances are that the hard drive is done. Is it the original hard drive and if so, how old is it?
 
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