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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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Your Hard Drive Needs to be Replaced

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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.

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Hi ajmedina89,

If your system wont boot up and has a no "bootable devices" message, is often caused by a defective harddrive. I recommend to try a different HDD before replacing your system HDD to isolate the issue.

Hope it helps.

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You may have a harddrive failure or bad drive controller.

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