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Dell latitude laptop f1 error message

My dell latitude pp01l has stopped working and when you go into the bios it reads the hard drive, but when you try to boot gives error message no no bootable device. even put another hard drive from my other laptop and gives same message

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    Tom Arsenault May 11, 2010

    Did you look on the bios to see if there was an option to recognize the hard drive?

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I think your cmos cell is not working properly.
refix it or replace it.
it is back side of laptop,

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