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Booting up dell inspiron

Good morning,

I am having problems turning on my laptop. It states, "No bootable devices. Strike F1 to retry boot; F2 for setup utility.

Please advice on what can be done to do a quick fix.

Many thanks,

Diane Vargas
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fsnbiz@yahoo.com whenever i switches on my lap top, i get a message which says " no bootable devices, press F2 for system utility, F5 for tests and so on. these diadgnostic tests also says SYSTEM HARD DRIVE- FAIL results. what to do now.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, this error message is indicative tht the CMOS/BIOS could no longer detect, recognize, access and use the internal hard drive of the laptop. Sorry to be bringing you the bad news.

Corrective solution wold be to replace the HD, perform a clean/fresh install of your Operating System. In some models, there are recovery Cs that would facilitate the process. In the absence of such, an OEM Windows CD installer would serve the same purpose even if borrowed and the CD key printed on the sticker underneath the laptop be used.

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With no bootable devices, there is no quick fix. It sounds like your hard drive has died on you. Best to buy a new hard drive and re-load.

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