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Hard drive issues

This is the third hard drive I've had to put into my laptop. And to tell you the truth, its getting really annoying. When I turn the computer on a black screen appears and it says "No boot sector on internal hard drive" "No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" If I press F2 it takes me to a blue screen with all the computers major information on it, I guess. I'm not a computer expert so I just dont mess with any of those setting...could you please help???

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This can happen if you leave a CD/DVD in the drive, a flash drive, memory (flash) card, etc connected to your computer when you first turn it on.

If that isn't it and the hard drives are good (I think we can assume this), then you must go into the Setup Utility (also called BIOS Setup). And setup and tell it you have a hard drive connected. Otherwise it won't see it.

If that doesn't work, this now doesn't sound good. As you then need a new controller. Which means a new motherboard.

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