what does it show in the BIOS, does it recognize the SSD
?..what size does it show?...if it says 0mb then the SSD
has probably died..from the symptoms it sounds like it has died anyway.....you can reload windows from either your Dell Restore CD/DVD or a licensed
Windows Install CD/DVD...both need to be loaded from either an external CD/DVD drive or a bootable USB flashdrive (make sure to enable "Legacy USB" in the BIOS 1st)...and to answer your last question...yes it sounds like you may have lost everything....
BTW: I found this for you too...
I have seen a number of occasions where the bios for some reason switches to PXE boot even though there's a valid hard disk set up and a bootable disk; the PXE boot can end up being selected in the bios. I would check - you go into the bios, and for the NIC entry select the "ON (PXE off)" setting rather than OFF or ON; and go into the boot sequence screen and make sure PXE boot is removed from the boot options.
I am not sure of the Mini 9 has this option in the BIOS or not but you can check it
The other answer I found is as I said previously....
The short story on this error is congratulations you have killed your hard drive and there is no way to boot from it now |
Aka Hard Drive is DEAD, Not Formatted or has no boot partition active.