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My dell inspiron will not boot it says no bootable device found

My dell laptop will not boot Ive tried several different ways I put the disk in still says the same thing

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Hi, try pressing the ESC key during bootup, this will allow you to boot in safe mode, from where you can reset your operating system to a time before the problem started.
If this dosn't help come back to me for help on re installing operating system.

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