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Ispiron 4000 wont boot up

Message says hard disk failure.
no bootable device strike f1 to retry f2 tosetup utility

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No bootable device detected


If you strike F1, the system retries as said in the comment. That does'nt solve anything. Rather strike F2 which allows to enter the setup menus of your computer.
In this area you should understand what you are doing. Any update of setupdata may prevent further restart. At least take note of values and changes. You exit setup via a question "update Y/N". Then the computer restarts.
Anyway, in the setup menu you may inspect the devices and see if you the system identifies the disk. If not it may come from a bad connection of hard disk (sata pins, ...) or from low level disk information (format information).
With setup menu you may get in the boot order menu, that allows for the selection of an alternate boot media. You may boot on an installation media, ( install DVD generally, like originall windows install DVD) in order to understand and repair the situation, or from a rescue system like UBCD. You may also try Ubuntu from the CD without installing, just to verify if you may see the disk in the configuration.
Regards

Jul 09, 2014 | HP Computers & Internet

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Hello mi problem is wen i turn on mi lapton dell ispiron 2200 apear no bootable devices strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for set up utility, wath i can do? windows xp


Your hard drive's Master Boot Record might be the problem. If it was corrupted then the bios will not see a bootable hard drive.

Three things you have to do in order to solve this.

1. purchase a 2.5" external enclosure, remove the hard drive and put it in there.
2. purchase another 2.5" hard drive for the laptop and reinstall Windows.
3. once the reinstall is done, plug the enclosure into the laptop by the usb cable and copy your data to the new hard drive.

Sep 25, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook

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My Laptop is Dell Latitude D600 (A16) Everytime I tried to power up, Splash screen appears with blue bar and when going into next screen this message appears " No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry...


Check your BIOS, by pressing F2 and see if the hard drive is recognized. It should indicate the MFR next to the hard drive listing. If it's not there, then you might have a bad hard drive. If it is there, try re-installing the operating system with the set-up disk. You can also go to the Dell website, enter you service tag number, and get technical support for your particular laptop. It might have a recovery partition in the hard drive to recover to factory settings.

Oct 26, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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When i turn on the laptop computer, a message appears: primary hard disk drive not found, fixed optical drive not found. No bootable devices: strike F1 to retry boot;F2 for set up utility. I tried but...


Your BIOS is looking for a drive to "boot" from and does not see your harddrive or CD-rom.

You may have a harddrive failure or bad drive controller.

One way to see is to load your operating system disc in your CD-rom and see if the computer sees the drive and boots up. If it boots, try to locate your "C" drive. If you can't locate the harddrive, it's a good bet it's damaged.

If the CD-rom doesn't boot, it is most likely a bad drive controller or cable.

Dec 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Primary disk drive not found


Check the connection of your hard drive and make sure it's plugged properly On The Motherboard.

Is this a SATA drive? Has it ever operated properly? If worse comes to worse, you'll have to reload windows from scratch.

Nov 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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My dell inspiron b130. says no bootable devices and strike f1 to retry boot. f2 for setup utility. but nothing happens just repeats sentence over and over


It may be that your hard disk is shot - or its connectors may have come loose or slightly corroded. Remove the hard disk and then reseat it back again. Good luck.

Sep 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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No boot device available


Make sure all the connections to the Hard Drive are tight and secure. Then see if it will boot. If not then try loading a windows cd and see if it detects the Hard drive. If it does not the hard drive is no good if it does try running the automated system recovery you may have a corrupt MBR file.

Dec 22, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4400 PC Desktop

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Ndevice available


Press F2 go into the BIOS, check the hard disk settings, make sure it is set to auto (detect)

Nov 08, 2008 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Dell latitude C610


From the Bios, load all the default settings and then check the bios SATA port settings. If it is set to AHCI, change it to IDE to boot from Hard Drive. This should solve the problem

Oct 01, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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No boot device available


I am using the dell system at XPS710 and i kept getting the bios error:
No boot device available

I tried to hit F1, then i get that message again. I hit F2, then it i didn't see the problem.

PLEASE HELP! 16x16_smiley-mad.gif No ignores!

Apr 27, 2008 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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