At the very least unplug and replug in that old hard disk.
-> Ever hear about hard disk failures?
Starting this morning, when I try to power on my Inspiron B120 laptop, it takes me to the System Administrator password.
I enter that
then it simply shows the text "no bootable devices, strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"
if I press F1 it simply repeats the same text
Setup utility is no help.
I hit F12 once when first powering on the computer and went into the boot menu
I ran the "Pre-Boot Sytem Assesment Build 3020"
When it ran through that test everything 'passed' the tests, but in the 'DST status test' it failed and stated that no hard drive was detected.
My question is, what's going on?
I haven't downloaded anything maliscious, or dropped my computer.
What happened to my hard drive? and is there anything I can do now to get it up and running again?