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When I switch the laptop on I get the following message and 2 beeps:'no bootable device(s) selected' 'strike F1 to retry boot F2 for set-up utility' i then retry the boot but get the same message appearing on screen.

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I'm not an expert, but try getting into the BIOS when booting up (sounds like F2 on yours) and look for where you can specify the BOOT ORDER. It is usually First Device - Floppy, Second Device - HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and maybe no third device if not CD-ROM, etc. My desktop is currently CD-ROM first and HDD second. As long as I don't leave a cd or dvd in a drive, no worries. I am not even sure that a music cd or a movie dvd would hurt anything - it might skip the CD-ROM at theat point and still boot from the HDD as it should. Thinking some more, your BIOS might be corrupted and need to be reflashed if possible; or maybe your CMOS battery is weak or dead. Looks like a watch "coin" type battery on the motherboard (at least in a desktop pc).

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If you strike F1, the system retries as said in the comment. That does'nt solve anything. Rather strike F2 which allows to enter the setup menus of your computer.
In this area you should understand what you are doing. Any update of setupdata may prevent further restart. At least take note of values and changes. You exit setup via a question "update Y/N". Then the computer restarts.
Anyway, in the setup menu you may inspect the devices and see if you the system identifies the disk. If not it may come from a bad connection of hard disk (sata pins, ...) or from low level disk information (format information).
With setup menu you may get in the boot order menu, that allows for the selection of an alternate boot media. You may boot on an installation media, ( install DVD generally, like originall windows install DVD) in order to understand and repair the situation, or from a rescue system like UBCD. You may also try Ubuntu from the CD without installing, just to verify if you may see the disk in the configuration.
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