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All i get when i fire up my laptop is setup utility it wont boot from usb /or optical drive , or even recognize my hard drive where do i start?

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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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Reseat both the Hard Drive and Optical drive and see if they detect. If they do not, then a HDD failure is most likely. The I8000 is quirky in that if the HDD fails, the Optical drive will not work.

If reseating doesn't resolve, Replace the HDD and the optical drive should work. (Controller is a serial design and neither drive will function if the other fails)

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: reseat the hard drive

shut down the laptop.
then, disconnect the laptop power, and battery.
remove the harddrive, then connect the harddrive firmly back into place.
reconnect power/battery and boot.

Posted on Mar 25, 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: USB Hard Drive - Won't recognize

I have one of those portable passport WD hard drives, i had the same issue. But when i tryed the pc rear usb ports it worked fine, you can also just look up drivers for your HD and install manually

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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While your laptop is on, eject the optical drive and insert the recovery CD. Turn off your laptop via the power button, and turn it back on. The recovery CD should boot. Follow the on-screen instructions to do a clean install.

If the recovery CD doesn't boot, try holding down the C key after turning on your laptop. If it still doesn't boot, you will have to change the boot order in BIOS. Don't worry, this is easier than it sounds! Follow these instructions:

1. Turn on your laptop, and look for a message that says something like PRESS (USUALLY F2, F8, DEL, ETC.) TO ENTER SETUP / BIOS. Hit that key before the Windows logo appears.

2. After hitting the relevant key, you'll be taken to the BIOS setup utility. All BIOS utilities have different appearances, but it is basically a set of menus containing different settings for your laptops hardware. Somewhere on the screen (usually the bottom), is a set of instructions for navigation your way around the BIOS. Follow these instructions to navigate your way to the option for changing the boot order.

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3. Once you've located it, use the navigational controls to place the optical drive above the hard drive (usually the +/- keys). To be certain that the recovery CD boots, it's probably best to move the optical drive to the top of this list.

4. Within the navigational controls, there is usually an option to SAVE & EXIT. Press this key. If there isn't, look for a menu option with the heading EXIT. A SETUP CONFIRMATION box will now usually appear asking you to confrm the changes you've made to the BIOS before exiting.

N.B. The SETUP CONFIRMATION box can sometimes be worded cryptically. Read the message carefully to be sure that you're saving your changes instead of exiting WITHOUT saving your changes!

Your computer should now restart automatically, and the recovery CD should now boot.

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