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Internal HDD hard error

My computer has been recently becoming extremely slow, and one day I sprayed air on it, to get rid of dust and dirt, and now my Dell Latitude D510 will not entirely start back up. It will show the Dell loading screen, then will say:
"Internal HDD HARD error!
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to rune the setup utility."

if I hit F1, it says:
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

at the setup utility, in "Device Info," under "System," it says:
"Primary Hard Drive = {none}"



(also, when I was cleaning the computer with the air, I had taken off a few of the covers on the bottom of the computer, sprayed in them, and put them back on).

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  • aravind2002 Jan 25, 2009

    I too have the same problem :(

  • Malisa Wade
    Malisa Wade Nov 19, 2013

    me too

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By your description it is very likely your hard drive finally failed. You probably looking at total data loss unless you have made recently an backup of it. You will have to get a new HD and then you can install your OS and software.

Another more remote possibility is that when you opened some covers, you accidentally disturbed the HD connection causing this problem.

Just for clarification, was there a lot of dust inside ?

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: No bootable devices-strike F1 to retry boot,F2 for setup utillity

Is there a hard disk installed inside the computer? try reconnecting it.

The motherboard, the hard drive, or the connector could be faulty in this case.

Remember to unplug and remove battery if you open the laptop, the hard drive is in most cases in the bottom under a cover with few screws or in some dells its on the side with few screws and comes out from the side instead from the bottom.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: when i turn on the laptop computer, a message

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.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 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!

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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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.

Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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