Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop
Was trying everything i could find on the net and then the other day i plugged a external Que drive into it and it booted up fine. so i went to a restore point, backed it up to see if i could fix the problem and then it went right back to media failure no os. if my hard drive is bad why would it boot the one time?
hard drive is missing from the system. Or, just does not recognize it.
The obvious - Remove any USB devices like drives and any media from disc player. Its trying to load, but can't find bootable hard drive, CD, or USB...
Remove the hard drive and re-seat (reconnect). Check BIOS by pressing an F key during boot. Look on the screen for correct Function key. Might be F2 key. Verify BIOS recognizes the drive. It must be listed! There is no going forward if it's not. Check boot order and make internal hard drive first. Save and restart.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: reseat the hard drive
Hi, You can try this out to reseat the Hard Drive
First safety Steps:
battery release latch
2. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
3. Slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay until the drive is fully seated.
4. Replace the two screws to secure the hard drive Then again you can try
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Well it is most likely a issue with the Video driver as you are able to boot to the safe mode.I would suggest going back to the safe mode and deleting the present driver for the video from the device manager.before you restart the system just download the latest version from the support.dell.com so that you can reinstall it.Also check in the graphic properties which screen is set to be the defuat.Incase still not working i would suggest reinstalling the operating system before replacing any hardware.
Posted on Jan 03, 2008
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! No ignores!
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
SOURCE: Can my hard drive be salvaged?
You can definitely get another one, as long as it's compatible with your system...get the original specs from dell, then search online at western digital, tiger direct, etc. etc.Many online sites will have recommendations for your system.
Please consult links here and here
You may want to run chkdsk to see what's up with it...
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Posted on May 04, 2009
First, take out any CDs/DVDs and try to boot again. If that doesn't work, your hard drive may be defective.
There will be a cover on the bottom of your laptop that holds the hard drive (easy access). You can try removing and reinserting the hard drive and then booting the PC afterward.
If that doesn't work, you will likely have to replace the hard drive, but best advice would be to take it to a computer technician for further analysis.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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